HARLEQUIN TUSKFISH FACTS
The Harlequin Tuskfish is a striking fish with eight orange or reddish bands with blue edges alternating with white or bluish bands. There are three bands on the head and five on the body. The back of the body darkens with age, with the orange bands turning dark. It has blue teeth. Juveniles have brown bands and eye shaped markings on the dorsal and anal fins.
length to 30cm
mollusks, crustaceans, various worms, and echinoderms
The Harlequin Tuskfish occurs on coral reefs of the Western Pacific. In Australia it is found on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland to northern New South Wales.
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