Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distribution in the Western Pacific; Queensland and New South Wales.
Frequents areas of sandy and rubble reef to a depth of at least 40 m.
Stout body with rows of fine blue spots in scale centres on upper body and tail base. May also have a pink or red spot on upper body toward tail base. Sought after food fish. Grows to at least 65 cm.
R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.296.
FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://www.fishbase.inhttps://fishbase.ca/summary/Choerodon-venustus.html/summary/Choerodon-venustus.html Accessed 04/12/2020.