Longsnout Boarfish

Pentaceropsis recurvirostris (Richardson, 1845)

Body deep, compressed, with a long almost tubular snout and a small mouth; fins tall with a "spikey" appearance, the first few spines and soft rays of the dorsal fin especially elongate. Silvery-white with broad dark angled bands on side, and a curved band from above eye to the chin; juveniles with large spots and blotches overlaying bands.

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What habitats does Pentaceropsis recurvirostris live in?

A relatively common species on southern reefs, occurring in habitats ranging from shallow estuaries to deeper areas offshore. Usually seen in caves or beneath large overhangs

What is the distribution of Pentaceropsis recurvirostris?

Southern Australia.

How big does Pentaceropsis recurvirostris grow?

Usually 30 cm long head to tail (up to 50 cm).

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