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