Rhynchopelates oxyrhynchus

(Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)

Vernacular names
English : Longnose tigerfish
French : Térapon à long museau

Classification
Class : Teleostei
Order : Centrarchiformes
Family : Terapontidae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Identification
The species grows to 25 cm in length. Laterally compressed with long snout, slightly protruding lips and medium-deep body. Coloration silvery with evenly spaced thick black longitudinal bands with thinner broken black bands in between.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Western Pacific Ocean, from southern Japan and south-east China to the Philippines. Lives in inshore areas, especially brackish waters.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species’ status has yet to be assessed. It might be occasionally caught but doesn’t seem to be a target for local fisheries.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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