(Image credit: Jemina Stuart-Smith)
Base colour varies from chocolate brown, to pink/red to pale brown/grey. Distinctive white chin and white pectoral peduncle. Large tusk-like teeth.
JUVENILES: brown with white chin and white pectoral peduncle. ADULTS vary from chocolate brown to pink/red to pale brown/grey. White chin and pectoral peduncle obvious. Large tusk-like teeth. All individuals have yellow pectoral fins.
Length: Up to 70 cm
Reef (coral, limestone). Juveniles in marginal habitats (e.g. weed, rubble); 2-40 m depth
Log it if observed on south coast of Western Australia
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Find further information and images at FISHES OF AUSTRALIA http://www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/
Allen, G. R. 1999. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South- East Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. Eds. 2001. FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes.
The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony Fishes Part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). FAO, Rome.