Spotfin hogfish

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Spotfin hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Labriformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Bodianus
Species: B. pulchellus
Binomial name
Bodianus pulchellus
(Poey, 1860)
Synonyms
  • Cossyphus pulchellus Poey, 1860

The spotfin hogfish or Cuban hogfish (Bodianus pulchellus) is a species of wrasse native to the Atlantic Ocean, where it is mainly found from North Carolina, United States, through the Caribbean to Brazil. It has also been recorded from São Tomé off the coast of Africa. This species inhabits reefs, both rock and coral, where it occurs at depths of 15 to 120 m (49 to 394 ft) though rarely deeper than 24 m (79 ft). This species can reach a length of 28.5 cm (11.2 in), though most do not exceed 18 cm (7.1 in). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Russell, B. & Rocha, L. 2010. Bodianus pulchellus. 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 pulchellus" in FishBase. August 2013 version.