Threespot grunter

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Threespot grunter
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Terapontidae
Genus: Hephaestus
H. trimaculatus
Binomial name
Hephaestus trimaculatus
(Macleay, 1883)
Synonyms [2]
  • Therapon trimaculatusMacleay, 1883

The threespot grunter (Hephaestus trimaculatus) is a species of freshwater ray-finned fish in the family Terapontidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea, where it is found only in the Laloki River near Port Moresby living in rock pools in the lower part of the river. The eggs are guarded and fanned by the male. [2]

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  1. Palmer-Newton, A. (2020). "Hephaestus trimaculatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . 2020: e.T9947A147759747. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T9947A147759747.en . Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. 1 2 Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Hephaestus trimaculatus" in FishBase. December 2019 version.