Animal Species:Sharpnose Grunter, Syncomistes butleri Vari, 1978

The Sharpnose Grunter is an Australian endemic species that occurs in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Standard Common Name

Sharpnose Grunter

Alternative Name/s

Butler's Grunter

Identification

As its standard name implies, the Sharpnose Grunter has a pointed snout. Adults are uniformly dark in colouration.

Distribution

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.

Syncomistes butleri

Habitat

Freshwater.

Classification

Species:
butleri
Genus:
Syncomistes
Family:
Terapontidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & M. Allen. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 394.
  2. 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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