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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Eupercaria
Ordo: Centrarchiformes
Subordo: Terapontoidei

Familia: Terapontidae
Genus: Syncomistes
Species: S. bonapartensis – S. butleri – S. carcharus – S. dilliensis – S. holsworthi – S. kimberleyensis – S. moranensis – S. rastellus – S. trigonicus – S. versicolor – S. wunambal

Syncomistes Vari, 1978

Vari, R.P. 1978. The genus Leptagoniates (Pisces: Characoidei) with a description of a new species from Bolivia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91(1): 184-190. BHL Reference page.
Shelley, J.J., Delaval, A. & le Feuvre, M.C. 2017. A revision of the grunter genus Syncomistes (Teleostei, Terapontidae, Syncomistes) with descriptions of seven new species from the Kimberley region, northwestern Australia. Zootaxa 4367(1): 1–103. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4367.1.1 Reference page.


Syncomistes – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
Syncomistes species list in FishBase,
Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication, www.fishbase.org, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names

Syncomistes is a genus of Australian freshwater ray-finned fish in the family Terapontidae, the grunters.

Species include:[2]

Syncomistes bonapartensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017 (
Syncomistes butleri Vari 1978 (Sharpnose grunter)
Syncomistes carcharus Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017 (Sharp-toothed grunter)
Syncomistes dilliensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017 (Dillie grunter)
Syncomistes holsworthi Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017
Syncomistes kimberleyensis Vari 1978 (Kimberley grunter)
Syncomistes moranensis Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017
Syncomistes rastellus Vari & Hutchins, 1978 (Drysdale grunter)
Syncomistes trigonicus Vari, 1978 (Longnose grunter)
Syncomistes versicolor Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017
Syncomistes wunambal Shelley, Delaval & Le Feuvre, 2017


Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Syncomistes". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Syncomistes in FishBase. December 2019 version.

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