Moran Grunter, Syncomistes moranensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017


Summary:
A large, moderately deep-bodied brownish-gold grunter, with a long, rounded snout, a silvery-gold stripe below the eye, and 5-6 indistinct dark wavy stripes along the side that rapidly fade on capture.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2018, Syncomistes moranensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 Jun 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5403

Moran Grunter, Syncomistes moranensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017

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Distribution

Endemic to the Moran River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Inhabits deeper backwaters and slow-flowing areas of the river over rocky bottoms with abundant algal growth.

Etymology

The species is named for the type locality, the Moran River.

Species Citation

Symcomistes moranensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017, Zootaxa 4367(1): Type locality: Mid Moran, Moran River, northern Kimberley region, Western Australia, 15°22'33.97''S, 125°44'29''E.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Moran Grunter, Syncomistes moranensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017

References


Shelley, J.J., Delaval, A. & Le Feuvre, M.C. 2017. A revision of the grunter genus Syncomistes (Teleostei, Terapontidae, Syncomistes) with descriptions of seven new species from the Kimberley region, northwestern Australia. Zootaxa 4367(1): 1-103 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4367.1.1  Abstract

Quick Facts


Habitat:Freshwater

Max Size:25 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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