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Choerodon azurio  (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)

Azurio tuskfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Choerodon: Greek, choiros = a pig + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated, usually 8 - 50 m (Ref. 27115).   Subtropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?

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Western Pacific: southern Japan, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, and the China seas.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10. Body anterior to wedge in adults somewhat dusky, paler posteriorly. Body with an anteroventrally angled narrow dusky wedge extending from base of tenth or eleventh dorsal-fin spine to posterior side of pectoral-fin base. Scales on subopercle reaching to or nearly to below anterior extent of ventral preopercular edge; predorsal scales reaching nearly to above posterior extent of orbit on dorsal midline of head (somewhat short of this in very large specimens). Juveniles somewhat mottled, but with a faint indication of above pattern and an ocellated dark spot posteriorly on dorsal fin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found near shore in rock bottom (Ref. 11230). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). In Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253).

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Pelagic spawner. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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