Fortescue grunter

The Fortescue grunter (Leiopotherapon aheneus) is a species of freshwater fish in the family Terapontidae. It is endemic to Australia.[1] It can be found in rivers of coastal northwestern Australia, such as the Ashburton and Fortescue Rivers. It is a resident of Karijini National Park.[2]

Fortescue grunter
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L. aheneus
Binomial name
Leiopotherapon aheneus
(Mees, 1963)

This fish has some commercial value as an aquarium pet.[2]

References

  1. Wager, R. 1996. Leiopotherapon aheneus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 26 June 2013.
  2. Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Leiopotherapon aheneus. FishBase. 2013.


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