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 authors: Fowler & Bean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 72 m (Ref. 86942), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)
(total): 8. Head with a pale stripe directed horizontally forward from lower edge of eye extending around tip of snout and adjoining stripe from opposite side. Side of body with 2 pale stripes or horizontal series of spots. A pale stripe present midlaterally on caudal peduncle (perhaps extension of stripe anteriorly on side); an additional stripe located dorsally on caudal peduncle and side immediately below most of dorsal-fin base. Posterior edge of pectoral fins produced ventrally (ventralmost rays distinctly longer than those immediately above). Scales ventrally on cheek distinctly not extending forward to corner of mouth. (Ref 9823)
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Poorly known and rarely seen but probably inhabits deep waters (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.3 - 28.9, mean 27.9 °C (based on 296 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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .