Western Striped Grunter

Helotes octolineatus

Helotes octolineatus - Western Striped Grunter (Family Terapontidae)
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Size: 25 cm

Distribution: SA coastal and gulf waters west of the Coorong

Habitat: Seagrass beds, sandy and silty areas, and estuaries

Depth: Subtidal to 10+ metres

This silvery schooling fish is found in sandy areas or over seagrass beds. They are torpedo-shaped and have 5-8 thin horizontal stripes along their body that are gold/bronze in colour.