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Pentaceropsis recurvirostris

(Pentaceropsis recurvirostris)

Description

Pentaceropsis recurvirostris, the longsnout boarfish, is a species of armorhead endemic to the temperate waters of the southern coast of Australia including around the island of Tasmania. It is found over the continental shelf at depths from 3 to 260 m (9.8 to 853.0 ft), though usually at less than 40 m (130 ft). It is carnivorous and its diet consists mostly of polychaete worms, brittle stars, and brown algae. It is trawled throughout its range, though is not a commercially important species and catch rates are low. It is the only known member of its genus.

Taxonomic tree:

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