They also look the part of fish more related to lungfish and tetrapods then ray-finned fish.
Viepois can grow to a length of over two metres and a weight of around a hundred kilograms.
The Viepois is not a part of the Cuisine of Nouvelle-Dunkerque, as their flesh contains high amounts of fats and oils, which make it difficult to digest, even cause diarrhea. The scales are known to emit a mucus, which would make a usual Viepois-Meal a rather slimy affair. Fishermen usually avoid the fish, when they fish for food consumption.
The Viepois is considered a vulnerable species, unlike their cousins, which are firmly endangered.