Hephaestus transmontanus (Mees & Kailola, 1977)
Sepik grunter
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 Family:  Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
 Max. size:  12.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Oceania: Ramu and Sepik River systems of northern Papua New Guinea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 10-11
 Biology:  Common in rainforest creeks flowing through hilly or mountainous terrain. Occur at altitude of 120-1500 m. 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. - 13.12.96
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.07.11

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