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Choerodon fasciatus.jpg
Harlequin Tuskfish (C. fasciatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Choerodon
Bleeker, 1849
Type species
Labrus macrodontus
Lacépède, 1801
  • Aspiurochilus Fowler, 1956
  • Choerodonoides Kamohara, 1958
  • Choerops Rüppell, 1852
  • Cossyphodes Bleeker, 1860
  • Hypsigenys Günther, 1861
  • Lienardella Fowler & B. A. Bean, 1928
  • Macrochoerodon Fowler & B. A. Bean, 1928
  • Peaolopesia J. L. B. Smith, 1949
  • Torresia Castelnau, 1875

Choerodon is a genus of wrasses native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.[1]


The 24 currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Choerodon in FishBase. August 2013 version.