Venus Tuskfish | Choerodon venustus

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Common Name: Venus Tuskfish
Species Name: Choerodon venustus

The Venus Tuskfish is also known as Parrot Fish and Tuskfish. The body colour of the Venus Tuskfish varies most commonly reddish or greenish brown on the upper back and flanks fading down to yellowish or pinkish on the side to white belly that often has a blue hue. Venus Tuskfish often has a bright red mark above the pectoral fin the body is covered with electric blue spots on the scales. The eye is orange red and strikingly surrounded by radiating blue lines the snout and mouth area have the same blue markings. All the fins on the Venus tusk are also speckled with electric blue spot and lines. The Venus Tuskfish can grow to approximately 5kg and 65cm in length however they are most commonly caught up to the 3kg mark.

Queensland and New South Wales

Medium Tackle

Prawns, Squid, Crabs, Pilchards, Garfish and Mullet
Venus Tuskfish Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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