Rhynchopelates oxyrhynchus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
 Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: southern Japan to the Philippines.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults occur in inshore waters, often brackish water. Feed on invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 2118). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). Commercially cultured in Japan. Individuals produce sound (Ref. 9137).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 20.11.92
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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