Animal Species:Western Striped Grunter, Pelates octolineatus (Jenyns, 1840)

The Western Striped Grunter is endemic to Australian waters.

Standard Common Name

Western Striped Grunter

Alternative Name/s

Eight-lined Trumpeter, Grunter, Sea Trumpeter, Striped Perch, Striped Trumpeter, Tiger Perch, Trumpeter, Western Striped Trumpeter

Identification

The Western Striped Grunter is blue to grey above and white below. It has 5 to 8 dark bars on the sides of the body. The caudal fin has rows of spots or bands and a black margin.

Size range

It grows to about 28 cm in length.

Distribution

The species is an Australian endemic.

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.

Pelates octolineatus

Habitat

It occurs in estuaries and river mouths.

Classification

Species:
octolineatus
Genus:
Pelates
Family:
Terapontidae
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  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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Tags Western Striped Grunter, Pelates octolineatus, Terapontidae, fisehs, fishes, ichthyology, 20 cm - 30 cm, estuarine, marine,