Body moderately deep, compressed, snout almost tubular, dorsal, anal and pelvic fins large; dorsal fin with 10-11 spines, soft dorsal fin forming a distinctly pointed lobe, hind margin concave; anal fin with 3 spines, pectoral-fin base in advance of ventral-fin base, tail slightly forked. Whitish with 2 broad dark angled bands on sides, and a dark band on head from above eye to snout tip. Juveniles with large brownish blotches on body and on dorsal and anal fin. To more than 50 cm.
Longsnout Boarfish have venomous spines and should be handled with care. They are mostly seen hiding under rocky ledges during the day. They are trawled in low numbers throughout much of their range and are good eating.
Rocky reefs and sandy areas in coastal waters and bays, in depths of 3-260 m.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed