Harlequin Tuskfish (species: Choerodon fasciatus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Choerodon fasciatus
Harlequin Tuskfish

©Andy Lewis: Harlequin Tuskfish at Lizard Island.

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Choerodon fasciatus, Lizard Island area.

©Lyle Vail: Choerodon fasciatus, NE side of Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Choerodon
Species Choerodon fasciatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 30 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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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.
  • Michael, S.W. (2009). Wrasses and Parrotfishes: The complete illustrated guide to their identification, behaviors, and captive care TFH Publications and Microcosm, Neptrune City, NJ, USA and Charlotte, VT, USA.

Other references

  • Ceccarelli, D.M., M.J. Emslie and Z.T. Richards (2016). Post-disturbance stability of fish assemblages measured at coarse taxonomic resolution masks change at finer scales. PLOS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156232. LIRS catalog number 1971.
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