Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Terapontidae
(Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Amniataba: Latin, amnis = stream + Ataba, an aboriginal name of the fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34016)
Western Central Pacific: Australia and New Guinea.
Occur inshore, in mangrove areas; in lotic and lentic freshwater bodies (Ref. 7300). Live in coastal marine waters, but also found in estuaries and freshwater sections of rivers (particularly in temperate southern latitudes) (Ref. 44894). Benthic omnivore, juveniles feed on algae and a range of small crustaceans, while older fish prey mainly on polychaetes (Ref. 34016). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.06-0.41).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .