Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Choerodon: Greek, choiros = a pig + odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); referrring to the prominent anterior canines of the species in this genus (Ref. 116605). More on author: Ogilby.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 40 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Aru Is. (Indonesia), Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)
soft rays: 10. Body with a prominent dusky stripe on lateral midline; a prominent dusky spot present midlaterally at posterior end of caudal peduncle; no dark spot on dorsal fin in adults. Second prominent anterior canine distinctly curved posterolaterally. Body of moderate depth at level of dorsal- fin origin (2.7 to 2.9 times in SL).
Inhabits flat sandy or weedy areas.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.8 - 28.8, mean 27.7 °C (based on 204 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00577 - 0.02877), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 229 [124, 420] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.915 [0.433, 1.713] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [15.6, 20.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.311 [0.171, 0.543] g/100g ; Selenium = 57.5 [26.2, 111.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 42 [14, 146] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.34 [0.88, 2.59] mg/100g (wet weight);