Also known as Banded Grunter, Banded Perch, Banded Trumpeter, Croaker, Flagtail Grunter, Flagtail Perch, Largescale Grunter, Largescale Terapon, Large-scaled Banded Grunter, Large-scaled Grunter-perch, Large-scaled Terapon, Northern Grunter, Spiky Trumpeter, Squeaking Perch, Straight-lined Thornfish, Teraton-perch.
Found in schools over shallow sandy bottoms and seagrass beds in brackish waters of coastal shorelines.
They feed on fish eggs and zooplankton.
Juveniles found under floating sargassum mats far off-shore.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Grunters have this name because of the loud grunting noise that is produced by the swimbladder. Ref: https://www.fishbase.in/summary/Terapon-theraps.html