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Choerodon  Bleeker, 1849
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170751

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Choerops Rüppell, 1852
    Lienardella Fowler and Bean, 1928
    Peaolopesia Smith, 1949
    Aspiurochilus Fowler, 1956
    Choerodonoides Kamohara, 1958
    Cossyphodes Bleeker, 1860
    Hypsigenys Günther, 1861
    Torresia Castelnau, 1875
    Macrochoerodon Fowler and Bean, 1928
  Common Name(s): tuskfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                  FamilyLabridae Cuvier, 1816 – rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, labridés, doncellas y seńoritas  
                                     GenusChoerodon Bleeker, 1849 – tuskfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon anchorago (Bloch, 1791) – orangedotted tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon azurio (Jordan and Snyder, 1901)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon cauteroma Gomon and Allen, 1987  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon cephalotes (Castelnau, 1875) – purple tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon cyanodus (Richardson, 1843) – bluetoothed tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon fasciatus (Günther, 1867) – harlequin tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon frenatus Ogilby, 1910  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon gomoni Allen and Randall, 2002  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon graphicus (De Vis, 1885)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon gymnogenys (Günther in Playfair and Günther, 1867)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon jordani (Snyder, 1908)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon margaritiferus Fowler and Bean, 1928  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon melanostigma Fowler and Bean, 1928  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon monostigma Ogilby, 1910  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon oligacanthus (Bleeker, 1851)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon paynei Whitley, 1945  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon robustus (Günther, 1862) – swordlipped wrasse 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon rubescens (Günther, 1862)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon schoenleinii (Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1839) – blackspot tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon sugillatum Gomon, 1987  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon venustus (De Vis, 1884) – pinksided tuskfish, Venus tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon vitta Ogilby, 1910 – striped tuskfish 
                                        SpeciesChoerodon zamboangae (Seale and Bean, 1907)  
                                        SpeciesChoerodon zosterophorus (Bleeker, 1868)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Choerodon   
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 21-May-2001, website (version Feb-2000)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Reference for: Choerodon   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Choerodon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Choerodon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Parenti, Paola, and John E. Randall   
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, no. 68   
  Page(s): 97   
  Publisher: J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology   
  Publication Place: Rhodes Univ., Grahamstown, South Africa   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0073-4381   
  Reference for: Choerodon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: tuskfishes[English]   

 Geographic Information
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