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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Bodianinae
Genus: Choerodon

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Choerodon anchorago (Bloch, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Choerodon anchorago
[Orange-dotted tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 78.1 cm SL

 
Choerodon aurulentus
[Gilded tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Choerodon azurio (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon azurio
[Azurio tuskfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Choerodon cauteroma Gomon & Allen, 1987

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Choerodon cauteroma
[Bluespotted tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Choerodon cephalotes (Castelnau, 1875)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Choerodon cephalotes
[Purple tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Choerodon cyanodus (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon cyanodus
[Blue tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.4 cm SL

 
Choerodon cypselurus
[Swallowtail tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Choerodon fasciatus (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon fasciatus
[Harlequin tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific

Choerodon frenatus Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Choerodon frenatus
[Bridled tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Choerodon gomoni Allen & Randall, 2002

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon gomoni
[Gomon's tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 51.5 cm TL
Choerodon graphicus (De Vis, 1885)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Choerodon graphicus
[Graphic tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Choerodon gymnogenys (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Choerodon gymnogenys
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Choerodon japonicus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Choerodon jordani (Snyder, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon jordani
[Jordan's tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Choerodon margaritiferus Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon margaritiferus
[Pearly tuskfish]
No picture found


 
Choerodon melanostigma
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Choerodon monostigma Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Choerodon monostigma
[Dark-spot tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 28.2 cm SL
Choerodon oligacanthus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon oligacanthus
[White-patch tuskfish]
No picture found


 
Choerodon paynei
[Payne's tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Choerodon robustus (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Choerodon robustus
[Robust tuskfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Choerodon rubescens (Günther, 1862)

Photo by Photo by Fairclough, D.
 
Choerodon rubescens
[Baldchin groper]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Choerodon schoenleinii (Valenciennes, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Choerodon schoenleinii
[Blackspot tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Choerodon skaiopygmaeus
[Western pygmy tuskfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Choerodon sugillatum
[Wedge-tailed tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Choerodon venustus (De Vis, 1884)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon venustus
[Venus tuskfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Choerodon vitta Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon vitta
[Redstripe tuskfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Choerodon zamboangae (Seale & Bean, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon zamboangae
[Purple eyebrowed tuskfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Choerodon zosterophorus (Bleeker, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choerodon zosterophorus
[Zoster wrasse]



28 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Choerodon anchorago Orange-dotted tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1791
Choerodon aurulentus Gilded tuskfish South Pacific 78.1 SL 2017
Choerodon azurio Azurio tuskfish Western Pacific 40 TL 1901
Choerodon cauteroma Bluespotted tuskfish Eastern Indian Ocean 36 TL 1987
Choerodon cephalotes Purple tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1875
Choerodon cyanodus Blue tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1843
Choerodon cypselurus Swallowtail tuskfish Western Central Indian Oc 23.4 SL 2017
Choerodon fasciatus Harlequin tuskfish Western Pacific 30 TL 1867
Choerodon frenatus Bridled tuskfish Western Central Pacific 1910
Choerodon gomoni Gomon's tuskfish Western Central Pacific 10.3 SL 2002
Choerodon graphicus Graphic tuskfish Western Pacific 51.5 TL 1885
Choerodon gymnogenys Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1867
Choerodon japonicus Indo-West Pacific 15.2 SL 1958
Choerodon jordani Jordan's tuskfish Western Pacific 17 TL 1908
Choerodon margaritiferus Pearly tuskfish Western Central Pacific 11 SL 1928
Choerodon melanostigma Western Central Pacific 1928
Choerodon monostigma Dark-spot tuskfish Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1910
Choerodon oligacanthus White-patch tuskfish Western Central Pacific 28.2 SL 1851
Choerodon paynei Payne's tuskfish Eastern Indian Ocean 1945
Choerodon robustus Robust tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1862
Choerodon rubescens Baldchin groper Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL 1862
Choerodon schoenleinii Blackspot tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1839
Choerodon skaiopygmaeus Western pygmy tuskfish Western Indian Ocean, Som 13.8 SL 2017
Choerodon sugillatum Wedge-tailed tuskfish Western Pacific 24 TL 1987
Choerodon venustus Venus tuskfish Western Pacific 65 TL 1884
Choerodon vitta Redstripe tuskfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1910
Choerodon zamboangae Purple eyebrowed tuskfish Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1907
Choerodon zosterophorus Zoster wrasse Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1868



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