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Genus Choerodon Bleeker, 1849


Miscellaneous Literature Names



The genus Choerodon is being revised by Martin F. Gomon, Museum Victoria, who is describing a new species from the Australian EEZ.


Excluded Taxa


LABRIDAE: Choerodon paynei Whitley, 1945 [probable junior synonym of Choerodon rubescens, holotype wherabouts unknown, no other confirmed records] — Puckridge, M., Last, P.R. & Andreakis, N. 2015. The role of peripheral endemism and habitat associations in the evolution of the Indo-West Pacific tuskfishes (Labridae: Choerodon). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 64-72 [65] (Methods section 2.2)




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Lord Howe Province (14), Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 12-Nov-2019 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED