Species Index

Choerodon venustus
(De Vis, 1884)

Common Name: Venus Tuskfish

Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distribution in the Western Pacific; Queensland and New South Wales.

Ecological Notes: Frequents areas of sandy and rubble reef to a depth of at least 40 m.

Additional Notes: 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. 

References: 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.in Accessed 04/12/2020.