Banded Grunter

Common Name: Banded Grunter

Scientific Name: Amniataba percoides


The Banded Grunter has five to eight black bars on the side of the body. The caudal fin has a dusky lower margin and spots centrally.


The species grows to about 12 cm in length.


Dietary items include insects, crustaceans and algae.

Location or Region Found

The Banded Grunter occurs in most major river systems of northern Australia from the Ashburton River in central Western Australia to the Burnett River in Queensland. It is also recorded from the Georgina and Finke Rivers in central Australia.