Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37384005

Species Choerodon cauteroma Gomon & Allen, 1987

Bluespotted Tuskfish, Yellow Tuskfish




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Houtman Abrolhos Islands (28°45'S, 113°46'E) to west of Cape Leveque (16°32'S, 121°26'E), WA, and possibly east to the Arafura Sea, NT (ca. 137°00'E) although no voucher specimens from the region (see Sainsbury et al 1984); tropical

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, rock reef.

Extra Ecological Information

0 - 50 m.


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 07-Jul-2016 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED