Scientific Name
Terapon theraps  
Terapon theraps條紋鯻
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1829 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 條紋鯻 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鯻科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F399 Terapontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鯻 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 花身仔、斑吾、雞仔魚、三抓仔、兵舅仔(澎湖)、斑午(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal、
Holotype Locality Red Sea 
Synonyms Eutherapon theraps, Perca argentea, Perca indica, Therapon nigripinnis, Therapon rubricatus, Therapon theraps   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1829 朱元鼎 編 1985 楊鴻嘉, 楊誠國 1990 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1993 楊鴻嘉, 陳良德 1995 楊鴻嘉, 張寶仁 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0055338. ASIZP0055425. ASIZP0055626. ASIZP0056573. ASIZP0059159. ASIZP0059830. ASIZP0060593. ASIZP0062712. ASIZP0063622. ASIZP0064292. ASIZP0065044. ASIZP0073263. ASIZP0079134. ASIZP0079153. ASIZP0079252. ASIZP0079259. ASIZP0079265. ASIZP0079279. ASIZP0079314. ASIZP0079345. ASIZP0079497. ASIZP0805738. ASIZP0901234. ASIZP0915738. FRIP01131. FRIP01132. FRIP03109. MTP0134. NMMBP01085. NMMBP04029. NMMBP05628. NMMSTP00264. NTMP0003. NTMP0277. NTMP0416. NTMP1059. NTMP1111. ...List all 46 records... 
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Common Name Straight-lined thornfish; Banded grunter; Large scaled banded grunter; Large-scaled grunter perch; Largescaled therapon; Largescaled terapon 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oblong to moderately compressed laterally. Jaws equal, gape slightly oblique; teeth conical, in villiform bands, outer row much enlarged; vomer and palatines toothless. Preopercle serrate, serrations particularly developed at angle, more so in adults; lower opercular spine very long and strong, extending distinctly beyond margin of opercular lobe. First gill arch with 6 to 8 gill rakers on upper limb, 14 to 17 on lower limb. Dorsal fin with XI or XII spines and 9 to 11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 7 to 9 soft rays; caudal fin shallowly forked with rounded lobes. Pored scales in lateral line 46 to 56. Color is dusky green above, white below; body, head and fins with an iridescent sheen. Four longitudinal brown stripes extend on the upper side from the head. A large prominent black blotch is on the distal end of the spinous portion of the dorsal fin. Similar brown stripes run across the caudal fin.
habitats Inhabits coastal waters. Often found in brackish waters. Juveniles with floating weeds, often far offshore. Feeds on smaller fishes and invertebrates. 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-West Pacific from East Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Red Sea, Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf to India and Andaman Islands; and southeast Asia. Reaches south to the Arafura Sea and northern Australia. It is found in western an 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh.