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Scortum barcoo (McCulloch & Waite, 1917)

Barcoo grunter
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Common names: Barcoo grunter, Black bream, Jade perch
Occurrence: endemic
Salinity: freshwater
Abundance: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: 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).
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002
National Database:

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes (Basses) > Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Scortum: Latin, scortum = harlot (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: McCulloch & Waite.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 10°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060)

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Oceania: Endemic to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 11 February 2019

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00436 - 0.02294), b=3.15 (2.94 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .