Welch's grunter

The Welch's grunter lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Welch's grunter has a much thicker caudal peduncle. It will be interesting to see if this difference remains when the fish is grown in ponds. If it does, then the fillet will be an improvement on the silver perch. More

Welch's grunter is widespread and often abundant in the larger rivers in the Lake Eyre and Bulloo-Bancannia Drainage Divisions. Habitat & Ecology They are considered to be carnivorous (Merrick & Schmida 1984). More

Barcoo Grunter, Silver perch & Welch's grunter is permitted in possession. (Combined due to the confusion between species) Minimum size limit = 30cm Aquaculture In recent years Barcoo Grunter have been successfully bred for the aquarium trade & for human consumption. More

Common names

Black bream in English
Silver bream in English
Welch's grunter in English
韋氏鋸眶鯻 in Mandarin Chinese
韦氏锯眶鯻 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Terapontidae
Genus : Bidyanus
Species : Bidyanus welchi
Authority : McCulloch & Waite, 1917