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Choerodon aurulentus  Gomon, 2017

Gilded tuskfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Choerodon: Greek, choiros = a pig + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  aurulentus: Name from Latin 'aurulentus' for 'ornamented with gold', referring to the prominent golden markings characterising this species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 80 - 90 m (Ref. 116605).   Subtropical

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South Pacific: Norfolk Ridge, ne Tasman Sea, between New Caledonia and New Zealand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 78.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116605)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XII,8; A III,10; pectoral fin rays ii,13the , dorsalmost ray very short 7.0-9.1% pectoral fin length, ventralmost ray is distinctly longer than those immediately above, posterior edge of fin falcate, dorsoposterior corner bluntly pointed, posteroventral corner sharply pointed; shallow body, 10.6-11.4% SL, head depth 24.6-25.0% SL, caudal peduncle depth 10.6-11.4% SL; blunt head with dorsal profile of snout steeply rounded, snout length 12.0-12.2% SL; approximately 7 predorsal scales, reaching forward on dorsal midline just in advance of posterior edge of preopercle; the cheek with small partially embedded scales in about four diagonal rows, posteriormost with about 7 scales to upper extent of free preopercular edge, scales not reaching forward quite to below centre of eye, lower third or more of cheek above ventral edge of preopercle naked; 1-2 rows of about 7 or 8 small scales on subopercle adjacent preopercular edge extending forward to just more than half way to anterior extent of free ventral preopercular edge; each lateral line scale has an unbranched laterosensory canal tube; cephalic sensory canal pores are moderately numerous, confined to lines or short branches associated with major canals between and behind eye, less numerous in front of and below eye; scales above lateral line about 2½; the second pair of canines in lower jaw is directed laterally, recurved posteriorly; dorsal and anal fins without basal sheath, additional small scale at top of some oblique rows; posterior lobe of dorsal and anal fins just reaching hypural crease; caudal fin truncate, posterior margin mostly straight, upper and lower corners slightly pointed; pelvic fin to anus or anal fin origin, length 24.6-25.8% SL; colouration, green above, white below with pearly blue midlateral stripe angled from underside of eye to base of caudal fin, additional blue stripes curving from front of eye to upper jaw and across lower part of head from underside of lower jaw to preopercular margin; colour of terminal phase golden midlaterally, scales with vertical pearly bar and second pearly blue stripe from back of eye along lateral line to top of caudal peduncle; scales posteroventrally with vertical pearly blue line; lines on head with gold margins (Ref. 116605).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Gomon, M.F., 2017. A review of the tuskfishes, genus Choerodon (Labridae, Perciformes), with descriptions of three new species. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 76:1-111. (Ref. 116605)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .