Where they live
Tuskfish blackspot inhabit flat, sandy or weedy areas near lagoon and seaward reefs.
They feed mainly on hard-shelled prey including crustaceans, mollusks and sea urchins.
Size and age
Grow to 100cm and weigh up to 15kg.
Highly prone to barotrauma when caught from depths greater than 10m and should not be targeted for catch and release.
Last updated: 12 December 2017