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Class: Teleostei
Order: Eupercaria/misc
Family: Labridae Wrasses
Subfamily: Bodianinae
Genus: Choerodon

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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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