indian diana's hogfish

Scientific name Bodianus diana
Descriptor Lacepède
Year of description 1801
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Labridae
Genus Bodianus
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Bodianus diana, commonly known as indian diana's hogfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Type
  • Average size
    14 cm
  • Maximum size
    16.9 cm
  • Pattern
  • Type
  • Average size
    14 cm
  • Maximum size
    16.9 cm
  • Pattern

How to recognize the indian diana's hogfish ?

The indian diana's hogfish measures around 14 cm. The dominant males can however reach 16.9 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and jaune body. The also has blanc tasks.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The indian diana's hogfish is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The indian diana's hogfish is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place.


  • Reproduction

The indian diana's hogfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    6 - 50 m

Biotope presentation

The indian diana's hogfish is most often found at a depth between 6m and 50m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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