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Choerodon schoenleinii  (Valenciennes, 1839)

Blackspot tuskfish
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Philippines country information

Common names: Bagondon, Balaki, Bankilan
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: live export: yes;
Comments: Known from Bais, Negros Oriental; Cavite; Cataingan Bay, Masbate; Ragay R., Ragay Gulf, Camarines Sur; Zamboanga; Dumaguete, Negros Oriental; Jolo; Siluag I., Sulu (Ref. 280) and Cebu City (Ref. 58652). Also Ref. 48613. In range Ref. 9823.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Rau, N. and A. Rau, 1980
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2272); max. published weight: 15.5 kg (Ref. 2334)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 24 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 60 m (Ref. 9710), usually 10 - 20 m (Ref. 2334)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Ryukyu Islands south to Australia and Indonesia. Reported from Mauritius (Ref. 5503).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10. Large adults appear blue underwater and usually have a small black spot at the dorsal fin base. Juveniles have a large white saddle spot following the black spot (Ref. 48636). A moderately small but prominent dark spot present on body at base of last dorsal-fin spine (spot not extending onto fin membrane). Body scales each with a blue centre in life forming horizontal rows of spots on side. Second prominent anterior canine in lower jaw distinctly shorter than first in adults, directed mostly dorsally and slightly anteriorly. 3 to 5 scales on subopercle. (Ref 9823)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit flat sandy or weedy areas near lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Solitary. Feed mainly on hard-shelled prey including crustaceans, mollusks and sea urchins. Marketed mostly fresh. In Hong Kong live fish markets (Ref. 27253).

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high