Graphic Tuskfish (species: Choerodon graphicus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Choerodon graphicus
Graphic Tuskfish

©Robyn Wilson: Choerodon graphicus at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Robyn Wilson: Choerodon graphicus at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Choerodon
Species Choerodon graphicus

Distinguishing features

A large tuskfish with several broad, irregular bands on sides, a dark spot on the lateral line, and several dark lines radiating from the eye. Uncommon in the Lizard Island area.


  • Up to 80 cm (length according to Fishes of Australia website accessed 22 Nov 2022)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Fulton, C.J. (2000). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae), Honours thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 619.