Western Striped Grunter, Pelates octolineatus (Jenyns, 1840)
Eight-lined Trumpeter, Grunter, Sea Trumpeter, Striped Perch, Striped Trumpeter, Tiger Perch, Trumpeter, Western Striped Trumpeter
The Western Striped Grunter is endemic to Australian waters.
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 occurs in estuaries and river mouths.
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.
- 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.