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The Terapontid Fishes


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Family Terapontidae: Sixteen genera, about 45 species. Fresh, brackish, mainly marine fishes of the Indo-West Pacific.

Terapon jarbua (Forsskal 1775), the Target Fish, Jarbua Terapon. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, East Africa to Samoa. Lives along coasts, in estuaries, entering freshwater in schools. Feed on fishes, crustaceans, insects, worms, algae. To fourteen inches in length. A vigorous, hard-charging aquarium species.


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