Tapiroid grunter

The Tapiroid grunter lives in the pelagic-neritic, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

Pigek is known as Tapiroid grunter in other countries like East Indies and Papua New Guinea and considered as important constituent of their seafood panache. More

The tapiroid grunter is an actively swimming fish, spends most of its life history in the upper freshwater reaches of large rivers. Similar to that of other Japanese grunters in this book, such a lifestyle is rare in Japan. More

Common names

Bagaong in Tagalog
Bagaong in Visayan
Cross-barred grant in English
Pegok in Tagalog
Pegok in Visayan
Pigek in Cotabato Chavacano
Pigok in Unknown
rock goby in English
Tapiroid grunter in English
Yokoshima-isaki in Japanese (日本語)
斑吾 in Mandarin Chinese
格紋中鋸鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
格紋島鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
格紋鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
格纹中锯鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
格纹岛鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
格纹鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
雞仔魚 in Mandarin Chinese
鸡仔鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Terapontidae
Genus : Mesopristes
Species : Mesopristes cancellatus
Authority : Cuvier, 1829