Blue tuskfish

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Blue tuskfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Choerodon
Species: C. cyanodus
Binomial name
Choerodon cyanodus
(J. Richardson, 1843)
  • Labrus cyanodus J. Richardson, 1843
  • Choerops albigena De Vis, 1885
  • Choerops olivaceus De Vis, 1885
  • Choerops concolor De Vis, 1885 (ambiguous)
  • Choerops unimaculatus De Vis, 1885 (ambiguous)

The blue tuskfish, Choerodon cyanodus, is a species of wrasse native to the Indian and western Pacific Oceans, where it is known to occur around Australia, but has been claimed to occur more widely. It inhabits reefs. This species can reach a length of 70 cm (28 in). It can be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


  1. ^ Fairclough, D., Russell, B. & Kulbicki, M. (Grouper & Wrasse Specialist Group) 2004. Choerodon cyanodus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. < Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 02 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Choerodon cyanodus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.