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Striped boarfish
Evistias acutirostris (Striped boarfish).jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pentacerotidae
Genus: Evistias
D. S. Jordan, 1907
Species: E. acutirostris
Binomial name
Evistias acutirostris
(Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)

For genus:

  • Evistiopterus Whitley, 1932

For species:

  • Histiopterus acutirostris Temminck & Schlegel, 1844

Evistias acutirostris, the striped boarfish or whiskered boarfish, is a species of armorhead native to the Pacific Ocean from the Hawaiian Islands westward to the coast of Asia and Australia. This is a reef-dwelling fish found at depths between 18 and 193 m (59 and 633 ft). It can reach a total length of 90 cm (35 in) . This species is a commercially important fish and can be found in the aquarium trade. It is currently the only known member of the genus Evistias.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Evistias acutirostris" in FishBase. August 2016 version.