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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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: Variichthys
Species: V. jamoerensis – V. lacustris

Variichthys Allen, 1993

Type species: Therapon jamoerensis Mees, 1971

Type by being a replacement name. Replacement for Varia Allen 1991, preoccupied by Varia Walker, 1867 in Lepidoptera.

Gender: masculine.

Variichthys and its species (including synonyms) in Catalog of Fishes, Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2021. Catalog of Fishes electronic version, accessed on September 2, 2018.
Variichthys species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 02/2021.
Variichthys – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Variichthys is a genus of freshwater fishes in the family Terapontidae from New Guinea and northern Australia. It was formerly known as Varia, but this name is preoccupied by a genus of moth.[1][2]

The following species are classified within the genus Variichthys:[3]

Variichthys jamoerensis (Mees, 1971) (Jamur Lake grunter)
Variichthys lacustris (Mees & Kailola, 1977) (Lake grunter)


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Variichthys". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
Gerald R. Allen (1993). "Variichthys a replacement name for the Tetrapontid genus Varia and first record of V. lacustris from Australia". Records of the Western Australian Museum. 16 (3): 459–460.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Variichthys Species of 'Variichthys' in FishBase. December 2019 version.

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