Wunambal Grunter, Syncomistes wunambal Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017


A Wunambal Grunter, Syncomistes wunambal, from the Mitchell River in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Source: James Shelley & Matt Le Feuvre / University of Melbourne. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A golden grunter with an olive green sheen, with an almost white midventral line, and sometimes with 5–6 dark, slightly wavy, narrow horizontal stripes along the sides, a silver or gold stripe running below the eye to the snout, a dark spot on upper edge of gill cover, and a dark blotch on the base of the anal fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Syncomistes wunambal in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Apr 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5404

Wunambal Grunter, Syncomistes wunambal Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017

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Distribution

Occurs throughout the Mitchell River catchment in the northern Kimberley region, Western Australia.

Colour

Overall gold with an olive green sheen, darker dorsally, almost white along the midventral line; sometimes with 5–6 dark, slightly wavy, narrow horizontal stripes; horizontal silver or gold stripe running below eye to snout; dark spot present on upper edge of gill cover. Body scales with dark posterior band of pigmentation. Anal fin with a basal blotch extending posteriorly on anterior rays. Caudal fin membranes dusky or gold with clear edges. Dorsal fin membranes gold or black with clear edges. Soft dorsal may exhibit dark stripe running the length of the fin, close to the base. All other fins clear.

Species Citation

Symcomistes wunambal Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017, Zootaxa 4367(1): . Type locality:

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Wunambal Grunter, Syncomistes wunambal Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre 2017

References


Shelley, J.J. 2016. Evolution and biogeography of Australian tropical freshwater fishes. PhD Thesis. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, 273 pp.

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

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Habitat:Freshwater

Max Size:12 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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