Animal Species:Western Striped Grunter, Pelates octolineatus (Jenyns, 1840)
The Western Striped Grunter is endemic to Australian waters.
Standard Common Name
Western Striped Grunter
Eight-lined Trumpeter, Grunter, Sea Trumpeter, Striped Perch, Striped Trumpeter, Tiger Perch, Trumpeter, Western Striped Trumpeter
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.
It grows to about 28 cm in length.
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.
It occurs in estuaries and river mouths.
- Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
- 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