(Anonymous in Lacépède, 1798)
Abalistes stellatus lives primarily in mud and silt; however, on sloping ground it often is found some distance above the surface. It is generally found on deep coastal slopes. Adults may be found in estuaries, and juveniles of the species spend much of their pre-adult life there for protection. As a result of these varied habitats, adults range from 7–350 m in depth.
Abalistes stellatus grows to be about 60 cm in length. It has 25-27 dorsal rays (including spines) and 24-25 anal rays. As well its body is dark gray fading to olive and is covered in small white spots.
- "Abalistes stellatus summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2015-09-03.
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