Scortum barcoo (McCulloch & Waite, 1917)
Barcoo grunter
Barcoo grunter,  Black bream,  Jade perch
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Family:  Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Oceania: Endemic to Australia.
Biology:  Adults occur in lentic and lotic freshwater (Ref. 7300). They inhabit turbid water of large rivers and waterholes. Tolerant of water temperatures to 40°C (Ref. 44894). Omnivorous species (Ref. 7300). Feed on fishes, crustaceans, insects and molluscs. Presumed to breed opportunistically during flood events (Ref. 44894). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Lake Eyre basin, including Cooper Creek, in South Australia (Ref. 7300). Recorded from Bulloo, Diamantina and Georgina rivers (Lake Eyre drainage) and Brunette creek (Bakly Tablelands, NT) (Ref. 44894).

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 07.09.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.07.11

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