Family Terapontidae: Sixteen genera, about 45 species. Fresh,
brackish, mainly marine fishes of the Indo-West Pacific.
|Terapon jarbua (Forsskal 1775), the Target
Fish, Jarbua Terapon. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, East Africa to Samoa.
Lives along coasts, in estuaries, entering freshwater in schools.
Feed on fishes, crustaceans, insects, worms, algae. To fourteen
inches in length. A vigorous, hard-charging aquarium species.