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Choerodon margaritiferus  Fowler & Bean, 1928

Pearly tuskfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Choerodon: Greek, choiros = a pig + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Fowler.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 72 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia and the Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8. Head with a pale stripe directed horizontally forward from lower edge of eye extending around tip of snout and adjoining stripe from opposite side. Side of body with 2 pale stripes or horizontal series of spots. A pale stripe present midlaterally on caudal peduncle (perhaps extension of stripe anteriorly on side); an additional stripe located dorsally on caudal peduncle and side immediately below most of dorsal-fin base. Posterior edge of pectoral fins produced ventrally (ventralmost rays distinctly longer than those immediately above). Scales ventrally on cheek distinctly not extending forward to corner of mouth. (Ref 9823)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Poorly known and rarely seen but probably inhabits deep waters (Ref. 90102).

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Parenti, P. and J.E. Randall, 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyol. Bull. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. (68):1-97. (Ref. 35918)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.3 - 28.9, mean 27.9 (based on 296 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00590 - 0.02687), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .