Local common name:
Terapontidae [Grunters or Tigerperches, Thornfishes]
[max to 36 cm]
Marine, brackish, freshwater
River mouths, estuaries, rivers over sandy intertidal areas. Feed on fishes, insects, algae, invertebrates.
3 to 4 curved brown bands horizonally with the lowermost all the way to the caudal fin. Prominent opercular spines on both sides.
This particular fish was caught in Sungei Serangoon, off Lor Halus, Singapore.
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