golden-spot hogfish

Scientific name Bodianus perditio
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1834
IUCN category LC
Family Labridae
Genus Bodianus
Bodianus perditio Bodianus perditio

Introduction

Bodianus perditio, commonly known as golden-spot hogfish, is a salt water fish.

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Morphology

  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the golden-spot hogfish ?

The golden-spot hogfish measures around 50 cm. The dominant males can however reach 80 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune and noir body. The also has noir tasks.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The golden-spot hogfish is a fish solitary naturally found near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

The golden-spot 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

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The golden-spot 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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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 120 m

Biotope presentation

The golden-spot hogfish is most often found at a depth between 10m and 120m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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