Sooty grunter

Sooty grunter 

Scientific name 

Hephaestus fuliginous.

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.

Fishing tips


Last updated: 14 November 2017

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