Animal Species:Midgley's Grunter, Pingalla midgleyi Allen & Merrick, 1984

Midgley's Grunter is an Australian endemic species.

Standard Common Name

Midgley's Grunter

Alternative Name/s

Black Blotch Anal Fin Grunter

Distribution

It is only known from Australian waters.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Pingalla midgleyi

Habitat

It is a freshwater species.

Feeding and Diet

The species is an omnivore.

Classification

Species:
midgleyi
Genus:
Pingalla
Family:
Terapontidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Black Blotch Anal Fin Grunter, Midgley's Grunter, Pingalla midgleyi, Terapontidae, freshwater,