Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Terapontidae
(Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Leiopotherapon: Greek, leios, leipo = fat + Greek, therapon = server, someone that cares (Ref. 45335). More on author: Vari.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 15°S - 16°S
Oceania: endemic to the upper Prince Regent and upper Roe Rivers, in the northern coastal basin of western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Adults inhabit clear, flowing streams over sandstone bottoms. Also found in open rocky pools with minimal aquatic vegetation (Ref. 44894). Feed on crustaceans and small fishes (Ref. 5259, 44894) but is considered an omnivore (Ref. 7300). Breeding presumably takes place during the dry season (Ref. 44894). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). Not much known on its biology (Ref. 2906). Aquarium conditions: pH=7.8, H=8, 28°C water temperature, egg layer and a peaceful community fish (Ref. 6398).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00341 - 0.02672), b=3.13 (2.89 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.55 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .