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Harlequin tuskfish

Scientific name: Lienardella fascista


The colouring of the body of the harlequin tuskfish is grey, crossed by vertical red or orange bands, with a blue edge. The dorsal and anal fins are orange or red and the caudal and pelvic fins have a red trim. The mouth has highly characteristic blue teeth.

Its maximum size is 25 cm.


This is a fish that needs a lot of space and a soft bed to rest at night.

It feeds on crustaceans and small fish and is therefore a carnivore.

Its reproduction is oviparous. There is a dominant male that controls a group of females, and if this male dies, a female will become the dominant male.


It is a fish that lives on coral shields.


It is in the Indian-Pacific, above all in Australia.


Species not evaluated (according to the red list of endangered species).


It is characterised as having sharp, blue teeth seen even when its mouth is closed.


Peix arlequí