tiger perch

Scientific name Terapon jarbua
Descriptor Fabricius
Year of description 1775
IUCN category LC
Family Terapontidae
Genus Terapon
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Terapon jarbua, commonly known as tiger perch, is a fresh water, brackish water and salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    36 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    36 cm
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize the tiger perch ?

The tiger perch measures between 25 and 36 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly argent and noir body. The also has noir horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The tiger perch is a fish gregarious naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

Although the tiger perch is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species. It also shows signs of aggression towards its conspecifics.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The tiger perch is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    26 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    20 - 350 m

Biotope presentation

The tiger perch is most often found at a depth between 20m and 350m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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