Threespot grunter

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Threespot grunter
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H. trimaculatus
Binomial name
Hephaestus trimaculatus
(Macleay, 1883)

The threespot grunter (Hephaestus trimaculatus) is a species of fish in the family Terapontidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea.

Fish vertebrate animal that lives in water and (typically) has gills

Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. They form a sister group to the tunicates, together forming the olfactores. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups. Tetrapods emerged within lobe-finned fishes, so cladistically they are fish as well. However, traditionally fish are rendered paraphyletic by excluding the tetrapods. Because in this manner the term "fish" is defined negatively as a paraphyletic group, it is not considered a formal taxonomic grouping in systematic biology, unless it is used in the cladistic sense, including tetrapods. The traditional term pisces is considered a typological, but not a phylogenetic classification.

Terapontidae family of fishes

Grunters or tigerperches are fishes in the family Terapontidae. The majority of terapontids are exclusively freshwater species, found in streams of Australia and New Guinea. A minority of species are found in estuarine and shallow coastal waters in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific. They grow up to 80 cm in length and feed on fishes and invertebrates.

Endemism Ecological state of being unique to a defined geographic location or habitat

Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere. The extreme opposite of endemism is cosmopolitan distribution. An alternative term for a species that is endemic is precinctive, which applies to species that are restricted to a defined geographical area.

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