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Temporal range: 14–0 Ma

Middle Miocene to present[1]
Bodianus loxozonus JNC1087.JPG
Bodianus loxozonus
Bodianus perditio JNC2165.JPG
Bodianus perditio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Bodianus
Bloch, 1790
Type species
Bodianus bodianus
Bloch, 1790

Bodianus is a genus of fish in the family Labridae found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean. These species have many parasites.[2]


There are currently 45 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J.J.Jr (2002): A Compendium of Fossil Marine Animal Genera. Archived February 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Bulletins of American Paleontology, 363: 1-560.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Bodianus in FishBase. June 2016 version.
  3. ^ Randall, J.E. & Victor, B.C. (2013): Bodianus atrolumbus (Valenciennes 1839), a valid species of labrid fish from the southwest Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 13: 44–61.
  4. ^ Gomon, M.F. & Walsh, F. (2016): A new pygmy hogfish (Labridae: Bodianus) of the subgenus Trochocopus from the tropical southern Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 23: 12-20.