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Giant boarfish

Paristiopterus labiosus

(Image credit: David Harasti)

A large boarfish with a moderately deep, compressed body, exposed striated head bones, a low knob on the nape and a very long concave snout, that becomes longer and deeper with age. Greenish brown above, paler below, with 3 broad indistinct oblique stripes across the body. Adult males are sometimes peppered with yellow spots.

Length: Up to 1 m


Exposed reefs; 15-200 m depth

Log it

In Victoria, log this species if spotted west of Wilsons Promontory

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.

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

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