graphic tuskfish

Scientific name Choerodon graphicus
Descriptor De Vis
Year of description 1885
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Choerodon
Choerodon graphicus Choerodon graphicus


Choerodon graphicus, commonly known as graphic tuskfish, is a salt water fish from the Great Barrier Reef.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    51.5 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    51.5 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern

How to recognize the graphic tuskfish ?

The graphic tuskfish measures between 40 and 51.5 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and beige body. The also has noir mottling.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The graphic tuskfish is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the graphic tuskfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction

The graphic tuskfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 27 °C
  • Depth
    15 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

The graphic tuskfish is most often found at a depth between 15m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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