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Bodianus bilunulatus  (Lacepède, 1801)

Tarry hogfish
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Philippines country information

Common names: Bagondon, Batuan, Bugok
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: minor commercial | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: live export: yes;
Comments: Also Ref. 393.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Conlu, P.V., 1986
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4392); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 4887)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 160 m (Ref. 9823)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 30°S

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: east coast of Africa to Japan, the Philippines and New Caledonia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12. Young easily identified by the unusual coloration. Adults normally have an oval shaped black saddle near the tail, but it may become indistinct in large males (Ref. 48636).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur on deep reef slopes rich with invertebrates such as sponges and seawhips, but young adults are occasionally seen much shallower (Ref. 48636). Usually solitary in coral and rocky reefs. Feed mainly on benthic, hard-shelled, invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans. Protogynous (Ref. 55080). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 4887)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.49 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high