Hephaestus roemeri (Weber, 1910)
Röemer's grunter
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 Family:  Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
 Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Asia: known only from Digul and Lorentz rivers in Irian Jaya, Indonesia (Ref. 2847). Reported from Binge river, Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6192).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-10
 Biology:  Adults inhabit large turbid lowland rivers (Ref. 2847). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.12.96
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.07.11

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