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mystery fish

Discussion in 'What Fish is that ?' started by gudgeon, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. gudgeon

    gudgeon New Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    hi folks caught 2 fish in local creek yesterday and not sure what they are. At 1st I thought they were Tilapia, but some googling proved that theory incorrect.
    I believe they are a perch, just not sure which variety. They do have dark bars running vertically as can be seen in pics 002 and 007. They were caught in a tributury of the Fitzroy just upstream of the barrage. Any help identifiying these fish would be appreciated. They seem to like my bath tub AP setup.
    Cheers Brian

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  2. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    Hi Gudgeon,
    I had a client here late Friday afternoon and I showed him the photos you posted above.
    He said without hesitation that the fish is a Banded Grunter (Amniataba percoides) and that would appear to be true.

    Here is a read on the fish which states that they are now to be found as far south as the Clarence River in NNSW.
  3. RupertofOZ

    RupertofOZ New Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Indeed they are, both "banded grunter"... and found in the Clarence river around Grafton...

    They've been branded a "noxious" fish... and there are signs all around Grafton outlining the policy of report and destroy any catches... and the penalties applied for keeping/translocating the species...

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