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Bodianus sepiacaudus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Bodianus
Species: B. sepiacaudus
Binomial name
Bodianus sepiacaudus
Gomon, 2006

The crescent-tail hogfish, Bodianus sepiacaudus, is a species of wrasse native to the Pacific ocean from Sulawesi to Line Islands. It can be found in groups at depths from 20 to 75 m (66 to 246 ft). This species can reach 8.7 cm (3.4 in) in standard length.[2] Juveniles are white and black. Adults are white with 4 broad red stripes, suffused with black on caudal peduncle and caudal fin.

The crescent-tail hogfish differs from Bodianus masudai by having white pelvic fins[3].


  1. ^ Russell, B. (2010). Bodianus sepiacaudus. In: IUCN 2014. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Bodianus sepiacaudus" in FishBase. August 2014 version.
  3. ^ Martin F. Gomon (2006). "A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species" (PDF). Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement. 30: 1–133.