Blue Bone Groper

Blue Bone Groper is an umbrella name used for the species; Baldchin Groper (Choerodon rubescens), Blue Tuskfish (C. cyanodus), Venus Tuskfish (C. venustus) and Blackspot Tuskfish (C. cyanodus).


Blue Bone Groper typically inhabits coral reefs with sections of broken rubble, sand and weed. They are a member of the wrasse family and are highly regarded for their excellent eating quality.


Tuskfish can easily be distinguished from parrot fish by their teeth, Tuskfish have two pairs of canines in the front of the lower jaw and parrot fish have a beak.

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Additional Information

Cooking Suggestions

Blue bone groper is one of the best eating reef species, with juicy thick flesh that melts in your mouth. This sweet tasting fillet cooks well when pan fried, baked and steamed.

Health and Nutrition

Australians can significantly improve their health by eating seafood at least twice each week, currently only 25% of Australians consume seafood once a week

Handy Hint

Name derived from their aqua coloured spine and bones

Fast Fact

Baldchin Groper is endemic to the WA coastline

Recipe Card

Fish with Salsa Verde


Steamed greens and potatoes


Coral Trout, Pearl Perch, Red Emperor