Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Terapontidae
(Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Syncomistes: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, komistes, -ou = leader, driver (Ref. 45335); wunambal: Named for the Wunambal tribe and language group from the Mitchell River area, where fish is found. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Oceania: Mitchell River catchment in the northern Kimberley region, Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119336)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Adults prefer to occupy riffle and run habitat, and may form shoals in deep slow water around snags. Juveniles mostly occurs in riffle habitat. Inhabits clear waters, over rocky substrates, usually where algae are in abundance. Feeds mainly on filamentous algae that are scraped off rocks with specially modified teeth (Ref. 119336).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shelley, J.J, A. Delaval and M.C. Le Feuvre, 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. (Ref. 119336)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .