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
As its standard name implies, the Sharpnose Grunter has a pointed snout. Adults are uniformly dark in colouration.
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.
- Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & M. Allen. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 394.
- 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