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Histiopterus typus

(Histiopterus typus)

Description

Histiopterus typus, the sailfin armorhead or threebar boarfish, is a species of armorhead native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It is an inhabitant of rocky reefs in deeper waters of 40 to 421 m (131 to 1,381 ft) in depth. This species grows to a length of 42 cm (17 in), though most are only around 20 cm (7.9 in). It is a commercially important species, and is the only known member of its genus.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pentacerotidae
Genus:Histiopterus
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