Bodianus perditio (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834)
Golden-spot hogfish


Bodianus perditio
photo by Dubosc, J.

 Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
 Max. size:  80 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 312.0 g
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 120 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Antiequatorial. Indo-West Pacific: southern Africa to the islands of southern Oceania. Western Central Pacific: From Taiwan to southern Japan.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 12-12
 Biology:  This species is reported to be found on deep offshore reefs as adults, but juveniles may occur as shallow as 9 m (Ref. 75973). Also, adults inhabit the vicinity of coral and rocky reefs, often over sand or rubble in deeper water. Feed mainly on benthic invertebrates such as mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 9823). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). An excellent food fish (Ref. 3132).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Reported from the Tubbataha Reefs (Ref. 53416). Outside distributional range, occurrence needs verification.

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.03.93
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.12.15
 Checked by: Westneat, Mark - 03.10.95

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