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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Centrarchiformes
Family: Terapontidae Grunters or tigerperches

Genus: Mesopristes

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Mesopristes argenteus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Mesopristes argenteus
[Silver grunter]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Mesopristes cancellatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Mesopristes cancellatus
[Tapiroid grunter]



Africa
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Mesopristes elongatus (Guichenot, 1866)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Mesopristes elongatus
[Plain terapon]
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Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

 
Mesopristes iravi
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Oceania

Mesopristes kneri (Bleeker, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Thaman, R.R.
 
Mesopristes kneri
[Orange-spotted therapon]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mesopristes argenteus Silver grunter Western Pacific 30 SL 1829
Mesopristes cancellatus Tapiroid grunter Western Pacific 23 SL 1829
Mesopristes elongatus Plain terapon Africa 16 SL 1866
Mesopristes iravi Asia 22.3 SL 2002
Mesopristes kneri Orange-spotted therapon Oceania 1876



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