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Paristiopterus labiosus

(Long snouted boarfish)


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Family : Armorheads ; Recorded from the continental shelf[1]. Feeds mainly on benthic organisms [2].

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

boarfish, Common boarfish, Duckfish, Giant Arapaima, Giant boarfish, Giant Penfish, Long snouted boarfish, Long-Snouted Boarfish, Sowfish

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

駝背副帆鰭魚, 驼背副帆鳍鱼

Common Names in Russian:

кабан рыб, кабан-рыба крапчатая


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Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -2,058 meters (0 to -6,752 feet).[3]

Biome: Marine .


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Histiopterus labiosusHistiopterus labiosus Günther • Histiopterus labiosus Günther, 1872 • Paristiopterus labiosusParistiopterus labiosus (Günther, 1872) • Paristiopterus labiosus< /i> (Günther


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Year from Eschmeyer[4].

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 06-Oct-1995

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Paristiopterus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2 species and subspecies in this genus:

P. gallipavo (Yellow-Spotted Boarfish) · P. labiosus (Long-Snouted Boarfish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 29, 2008:



  1. May, J.L. and J.G.H. Maxwell (1986). Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 p. [back]
  2. Russell, B.C. (1983). The food and feeding habits of rocky reef fish of north-eastern New Zealand. N.Z. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 17(2):121-145. [back]
  3. Mean = -145.820 meters (-478.412 feet), Standard Deviation = 620.160 based on 98 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  4. Eschmeyer, W.N., Editor (1998). Catalog of fishes. Special Publication, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. 3 vols. 2905 p. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30