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Long-snouted Boarfish

Scientific Name: Pentaceropsis recurvirostris

Description: Long-snouted Boarfish are a large and distinctive black and white fish with large ‘spiky’ looking fins which are venomous and raised when alarmed. They have a tubular snout with a small mouth.

Resident Boarfish within the Marine Sanctuary are often seen in pairs. occasionally demonstrating courtship behaviours such as parallel swimming and turning.

Long-snouted Boarfish are one of the very few fish species to feed on brittle stars

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 50cm