Family Terapontidae - Grunters or tigerperches
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 16 | Species : 52 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Coastal marine, brackish and freshwater in the Indo-West Pacific. Several species restricted to freshwater. Body oblong and slightly compressed. Operculum bearing 2 spines (lower spine longer). Dorsal fin notched, the spinous part depressible into a basal scaly sheath; spines 11-13; soft rays 9-11. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 7-10. Pelvic fins insertion behind base of pectorals; one spine, 5 soft rays. Caudal fin rounded, truncate or emarginate with 15 branched rays. Lateral line uninterrupted, reaching on caudal fin. Jaws with villiform or incisiform teeth; vomer and palatines toothless in most species. Branchiostegal rays 6; gills 4, a slit behind the last. Vertebrae 25-27. About 80 cm maximum length. Feed on fishes, insects, algae, and sand-dwelling invertebrates. Also spelled Teraponidae, Theraponidae or Therapontidae.
  Etymology
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Greek, tera, -atos = strange thing, monster, wonder + Greek, pontios, -a = marine, pertaining to the sea ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Percomorpharia | Terapontiformes | Terapontidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Terapontidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Terapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Terapon timorensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymjuniororiginal
Sciaena jarbua Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal1
Holocentrus jarbua (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Therapon jarboa (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
! Therapon jarbua (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
Holocentrus servus Bloch, 1790
synonymjuniororiginal1
Grammistes servus (Bloch, 1790)
synonymjuniornew
Terapon servus (Bloch, 1790)
synonymjuniornew
Therapon servus (Bloch, 1790)
synonymjuniornew
Coius trivittatus Hamilton, 1822
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Therapon farna Bleeker, 1879
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Stereolepis inoko Schmidt, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal1
Terapon puta Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Therapon puta Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Authistes puta (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Coius trivittatus Hamilton, 1822
ambiguousquestionableoriginal6
Autisthes argenteus De Vis, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Authistes argenteus De Vis, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal
Terapon theraps Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Therapon theraps Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Eutherapon theraps (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Perca argentea Linnaeus, 1758
synonymjuniororiginal2
Therapon rubricatus Richardson, 1842
synonymjuniororiginal1
Perca indica Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Therapon nigripinnis Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
Helotes sexlineatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
acceptedseniornew
Helotes sexlineatus (Bloch, 1790)
ambiguousothernew
Terapon sexlineatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
synonymseniororiginal1
Pelates sexlineatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
ambiguousseniornew
synonymotheroriginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
! Pelates quadrillneatus (Bloch, 1790)
synonymseniornew
! Pelatus quadrilineatus (Bloch, 1790)
synonymseniornew
! Pleates quadrilineatus (Bloch, 1790)
synonymseniornew
Pelates octolineatus (Jenyns, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Terapon sexlineatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal2
Helotes profundior De Vis, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
Helotes scotus Haacke, 1885
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Mesopristes argenteus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Datnia argentea Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Therapon argenteus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Therapon nasutus Macleay, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal1
Therapon chalybeus Macleay, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Datnia cancellata Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal1
Terapon cancellatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Therapon cancellata (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Therapon cancellatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Mesopristes elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)
acceptedseniornew
Datnia elongata Guichenot, 1866
synonymseniororiginal1
Terapon elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)
synonymseniornew
Therapon elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)
synonymseniornew
! Mesopristis elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)
synonymseniornew
Datnia obtusirostris Guichenot, 1866
synonymjuniororiginal1
Therapon obtusirostris (Guichenot, 1866)
synonymjuniornew
Therapon lambertoni Fowler, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal1
Terapon lambertoni (Fowler, 1923)
synonymjuniornew
Therapon argenteus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Mesopristes kneri (Bleeker, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon kneri Bleeker, 1876
synonymseniororiginal1
Mesopristes iravi Yoshino, Yoshigou & Senou, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Mesopristes sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Mesopristes argenteus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hephaestus fuliginosus (Macleay, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon fuliginosus Macleay, 1883
synonymseniororiginal1
Therapon bancrofti Ogilby & McCulloch, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal1
Terapon alligatoris Rendahl, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal1
Hephaestus tulliensis (non De Vis, 1884)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hephaestus trimaculatus (Macleay, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon trimaculatus Macleay, 1883
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus habbemai (Weber, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon habbemai Weber, 1910
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus roemeri (Weber, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon roemeri Weber, 1910
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus carbo (Ogilby & McCulloch, 1916)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon carbo Ogilby & McCulloch, 1916
synonymseniororiginal1
Leiopotherapon suavis Whitley, 1948
synonymjuniororiginal1
Archeria jamesonoides Nichols, 1949
synonymjuniororiginal1
Hephaestus adamsoni (Trewavas, 1940)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon adamsoni Trewavas, 1940
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus jenkinsi (Whitley, 1945)
acceptedseniornew
Mesopristes jenkinsi Whitley, 1945
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Hephaestus obtusifrons (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon obtusifrons Mees & Kailola, 1977
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus raymondi (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon raymondi Mees & Kailola, 1977
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus transmontanus (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon transmontanus Mees & Kailola, 1977
synonymseniororiginal1
Hephaestus epirrhinos Vari & Hutchins, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hephaestus komaensis Allen & Jebb, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Datnia plumbea Kner, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
Terapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864)
synonymseniornew
! Datnia plumbeus (Kner, 1864)
synonymseniornew
! Therapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Therapon brevispinis Peters, 1868
synonymjuniororiginal
Leiopotherapon unicolor (Günther, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon unicolor Günther, 1859
synonymseniororiginal1
Madigania unicolor (Günther, 1859)
synonymseniornew
Datnia brevispinis Steindachner, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal2
! Datnia brevipinnis Steindachner, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal
Therapon truttaceus Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
Therapon longulus Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Terapon idoneus Ogilby, 1906
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Therapon aheneus Mees, 1963
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Rhynchopelates oxyrhynchus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon oxyrhynchus Temminck & Schlegel, 1842
synonymseniororiginal1
Pelates oxyrhynchus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
synonymseniornew
! Rhyncopelates oxyrhynchus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
synonymseniornew
Amniataba caudavittata (Richardson, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Datnia caudavittata Richardson, 1845
synonymseniororiginal1
Therapon bostockii Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal1
Amniataba percoides (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon percoides Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
Datnia fasciata Steindachner, 1867
synonymjuniororiginal1
Therapon terraereginae Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Therapon terrareginae Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal
Therapon spinosior De Vis, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Amniataba affinis (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon affinis Mees & Kailola, 1977
synonymseniororiginal1
Bidyanus bidyanus (Mitchell, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon ellipticus Günther, 1859
synonymjuniororiginal
Acerina bidyana Mitchell, 1838
synonymseniororiginal1
Therapon bidyanus (Mitchell, 1838)
synonymseniornew
! Theraton bidyanus (Mitchell, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Therapon niger Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Therapon richardsoni Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal2
Terapon richardsoni Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
! Therapon richardsonii Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Therapon macleayana Ramsay, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal1
Bidyanus welchi (McCulloch & Waite, 1917)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon welchi McCulloch & Waite, 1917
synonymseniororiginal1
Datnia elliptica Richardson, 1848
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pelsartia humeralis (Ogilby, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon humeralis Ogilby, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Scortum parviceps (Macleay, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon parviceps Macleay, 1883
synonymseniororiginal1
Scortum hillii (Castelnau, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon hillii Castelnau, 1878
synonymseniororiginal1
! Scortum hilli (Castelnau, 1878)
synonymseniornew
Scortum ogilbyi Whitley, 1951
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scortum barcoo (McCulloch & Waite, 1917)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon barcoo McCulloch & Waite, 1917
synonymseniororiginal1
Scortum neili Allen, Larson & Midgley, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pingalla gilberti Whitley, 1955
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pingalla lorentzi (Weber, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
Helotes lorentzi Weber, 1910
synonymseniororiginal1
Pingalla midgleyi Allen & Merrick, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hannia greenwayi Vari, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lagusia micracanthus (Bleeker, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
Datnia micracanthus Bleeker, 1860
synonymseniororiginal1
Therapon micracanthus (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Syncomistes rastellus Vari & Hutchins, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Varia jamoerensis (Mees, 1971)
synonymseniornew
Variichthys lacustris (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
acceptedseniornew
Therapon lacustris Mees & Kailola, 1977
synonymseniororiginal1
Varia lacustris (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
synonymseniornew
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