Red pigfish

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Red pigfish
Bodianus unimaculatus (Red pigfish).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Bodianus
Species: B. unimaculatus
Binomial name
Bodianus unimaculatus
(Günther, 1862)
Synonyms
  • Cossyphus unimaculatus Günther, 1862
  • Cossyphus bellis E. P. Ramsay, 1887

The red pigfish, Bodianus unimaculatus, is a species of wrasse native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean from eastern Australia to New Zealand, including Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, and the Kermadec Islands. It inhabits reefs and offshore waters, where it occurs from the surface to 60 m (200 ft) deep. Males of this species can reach a length of 50 cm (20 in), while females only reach 30 cm (12 in).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus unimaculatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Bodianus unimaculatus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.