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Zanclistius elevatus (Ramsay &. Ogilby, 1888)
Black Spotted Boarfish; Black-spotted Boarfish; Duckfish; Long-finned Boarfish; Longfin Boarfish; One Spot Boarfish; Short Boarfish; Short Finned Boarfish; Histiopterus elevatus Ramsay and Ogilby, 1888

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Species Zanclistius elevatus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1888)


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CAAB : 37367005 Taxon concept Zanclistius_elevatus last modified 2014-01-08 10:09:55.043

Species Zanclistius elevatus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1888)

Blackspot Boarfish , Black Spotted Boarfish, Black-spotted Boarfish, Boarfish, Duckfish, Long-finned Boarfish, Longfin Boarfish, One Spot Boarfish, Short Boarfish, Short Finned Boarfish


Generic Combinations




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

South-east of Cape Moreton, QLD (27°04'S) to Dirk Hartog Island, WA (26°00'S) and TAS, also Lord Howe Island; temperate, south-west Pacific (New Zealand).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Great Australian Bight Shelf Transition (32), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition (34), Bass Strait Shelf Province (35), Tasmanian Shelf Province (36), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

Offshore, usually in 26–540 m.


General References

Gomon, M.F. 2008. Families Enoplosidae and Pentacerotidae. pp. 609-617 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast . Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [617]

Hardy, G.S. 1983. A revision of the fishes of the family Pentacerotidae (Perciformes). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 10 : 177-220 figs 1-13 [183]

Hardy, G.S. 1994. Family Pentacerotidae. pp. 629-636, figs 553-559 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast . Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [636]

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers . Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. [72, 134]

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. [251]

Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania . Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs. [385]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 145–329 [253]

Paulin, C., Stewart, A., Roberts, C. & McMillan, P. 1989. New Zealand fish: a complete guide. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series 19 : 1-279 [196]

Scott, T.D., Glover, C.J.M. & Southcott, R.V. 1974. The Marine and Freshwater Fishes of South Australia . Adelaide : Government Printer 392 pp. figs. [259]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [47] (1367)


Common Name References

Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast . Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [637] (Australian Marketing Name) (Black Spotted Boarfish, One Spot Boarfish)

Last, P.R., Scott, E.O.G. & Talbot, F.H. 1983. Fishes of Tasmania . Hobart : Tasmanian Fisheries Development Authority 563 pp. figs. [385] (Black-spotted Boarfish)

May, J.L. & Maxwell, J.G.H. 1986. Field Guide to Trawl Fish from Temperate Waters of Australia . Hobart : CSIRO Division of Marine Research 492 pp. [329] (Long-finned Boarfish)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Blackspot Boarfish )

Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & Ward, R.D. (eds) 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook . Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 460 pp. [64] ( Blackspot Boarfish , Longfin Boarfish, Short Boarfish)

Yearsley, G.K. (ed.) 1995. Marketing Names for Fish and Seafood in Australia . Canberra : Department of Primary Industries and Energy 170 pp. [7] (Boarfish, Duckfish, Short Finned Boarfish)


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