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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Centrarchiformes
Subordo: Terapontoidei

Familia: Terapontidae
Genus: Leiopotherapon
Species: L. aheneus – L. macrolepis – L. plumbeus – L. unicolor

Leiopotherapon Fowler, 1931

Leiopotherapon plumbeus

Leiopotherapon plumbeus


Leiopotherapon – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Leiopotherapon species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names

Leiopotherapon is a genus of fish in the family Terapontidae, the grunters. Three species are endemic to Australia, while L. plumbeus is from the Philippines. They are mainly found in fresh water, although H. unicolor also occurs in desert lakes with higher salinity.

Species include:[1]

Leiopotherapon aheneus (Mees, 1963) - Fortescue grunter
Leiopotherapon macrolepis (Vari, 1978) - large-scale grunter
Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864) - silver perch
Leiopotherapon unicolor (Günther, 1859) - spangled grunter, spangled perch


Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Leiopotherapon. FishBase. 2013.

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