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Short boarfish

Parazanclistius hutchinsi

(Image credit: Rudie Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics)

A very distinctive boarfish with a very deep body, a high rounded dorsal fin with a concave rear margin, large round pelvic fins, a long almost tubular snout and a prominent black ocellus on the rear of the dorsal fin.

Length: Up to 34 cm

Habitat

Moderately to exposed inshore and offshore reefs; 10-200 m depth

Log it

In Victoria, log this species if spotted from Port Phillip Bay eastwards

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast, Edited by M. Gomon. D. Bray and R. Kuiter (2008) Reed Books, Melbourne

Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/


Find further imformation and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/

Number of sightings 6

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