Choerodon cauteroma Gomon & Allen, 1987
Bluespotted tuskfish
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
Max. size:  36 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Northwest Australia.
Biology:  Adults occur inshore (Ref. 75154). They are found in sand and weed areas adjacent to coral reefs (Ref. 36661). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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