Named for their extremely long snout, this is one of the most beautiful fish on Tasmanian rocky reefs. Their long snout is accompanied by long fins and a long tail, and they have large diagonal black stripes. Preferring sheltered reefs, the long-snouted boarfish show some territorial behaviour, confronting divers who swim near them. This makes them an easy target for spear fishers, and their capture by this method has been banned. Growing up to 50 cm in length, long-snouted boarfish have very small mouths, and feed on small crustaceans and worms.