Where they live
Sooty grunter are commonly found to inhabit flowing streams in both clear and turbid water.
Adults like to inhabit the upper reaches of river systems over sandy or rocky bottoms with sparse aquatic plant growth.
They can tolerate acidic conditions (to a pH of 4.0) and temperatures between 12° and 34°C.
Size and age
Can grow to 54cm and weigh just over 6kg.
Last updated: 14 November 2017