A monotypic genus with the species Parazanclistius hutchinsi found only in Australian waters.
Parazanclistius differs from other boarfish genera in having the soft dorsal-fin base much longer than the spinous dorsal-fin base; pelvic-fin bases positioned before the pectoral-fin bases; scales present on the opercles and subopercles; 66-72 pored lateral line scales.
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Hardy, G.S. 1994. Pentacerotidae. In Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.