Paristiopterus labiosus, Sydney, NSW, Photo: John Turnbull
Not commonly seen by divers in shallow depths, but occasionally shows up in Sydney and Jervis Bay in NSW, and in northern New Zealand. Black body patterning, upper head and snout profile and lack of extended rays on the soft (rear) dorsal fin distinguish it from the much more commonly seen long-snouted boarfish Pentaceropsis recurvirostris
Max Size: 100 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 11.4-22.6°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.