Hephaestus trimaculatus (Macleay, 1883)
Threespot grunter
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Family:  Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Max. size:  22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: known only from the vicinity of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in the Laloki River and its tributaries including the Brown and Goldie rivers.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 10-11
Biology:  Found in rocky pools of lowland streams (Ref. 2847). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). Aquarium conditions: pH=7.2, H=10, 26°C water temperature, egg layer, carnivore (Ref. 6398).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 09.06.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.07.11
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 10.08.94

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