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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:7d1502a5-4930-4f08-b6ef-e328dad32d3f

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Pentaceropsis recurvirostris
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Longsnout Boarfish can be easily recognised by its distinctive colour pattern and body shape. It has a long, almost tubular snout and a long-based dorsal fin with widely spaced spines. These spines are reported to be venomous. The posterior edges of the soft dorsal and anal fins are concave. The upper rays of the pectoral fins are longer than those below. ... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Images, Occurrence record, Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
Marine Life Society of South Australia
Images, Occurrence record
Port Phillip Marine Life
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Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.576
Behaviour: It usually occurs below 50 m depth, but schools sometimes enter relatively shallow water in Tas and juveniles are found in deep estuaries. The longsnout boarfish is the only boarfish species to be regularly seen in shallow Australian waters, usually near caves or ledges
Common_Name: Long-snouted boarfish;Boarfish; longsnout boarfish
Depth: 4–260 m
Description: It usually occurs below 50 m depth, but schools sometimes enter relatively shallow water in Tas and juveniles are found in deep estuaries. The longsnout boarfish is the only boarfish species to be regularly seen in shallow Australian waters, usually near caves or ledges
Diet: The longsnout boarfish is one of very few fish species that feeds on brittle stars
Distribution: Rottnest I, WA, to Sydney, NSW, and around Tas.
Frequency: 1.270
Habitat: Exposed reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 610 mm
Range: 623.676
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
South Australian Fish from the AFD
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Body deep, very compressed, fins tall, 'spikey', snout almost tubular; whitish with broad dark angled bands.
Description : 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. Usually 30 cm long head to tail (up to 50 cm).
Biology : 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. This species is frequently taken in commercial trawls throughout its range. The fin spines are reportedly venomous.
Habitat: Rocky reefs, to depth of 260 m.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Spines may be venomous.
Distribution: Southern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Deep (>30m)
Water column: On or near seafloor
Commercial species: True
Author credit: Dianne J. Bray, Dr Martin F. Gomon / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Pentaceropsis recurvirostris

Common Names

Common name Source
Longsnout Boarfish
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Boarfish
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Duckfish
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Long Nose
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Long Nose Boarfish
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Long-snout Boarfish
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Long-snouted Boarfish
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Longnose
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Longnose Boarfish
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Striped Boarfish
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Richardson's Boarfish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
PERCOIDEI
family
PENTACEROTIDAE
genus
Pentaceropsis
species
Pentaceropsis recurvirostris  Recorded in Australia

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