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Bodianus bimaculatus  Allen, 1973

Twospot hogfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Bodianus: Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).;  bimaculatus: Name from Latin 'bis' meaning two or twice and the feminine noun 'macula' for spot, refers to its characteristic black spots on the opercle and caudal peduncle.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 30 - 60 m (Ref. 1602), usually 30 - 60 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 27°C (Ref. 27115); 31°N - 12°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. Small juveniles are bright yellow and females become more orange as red lines develop. Males are mainly pink with red lines (Ref. 48636).

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Indo-Pacific: Madagascar to New Caledonia, Japan to New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are common around rubble and sand in steep outer reef slopes (Ref. 9710), and drop-offs, usually adjacent to very deep water. They form small aggregations in soft bottom habitats with sponges and soft corals. The group usually comprising juveniles and females which are dominated by a large male (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Gomon, M.F., 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00534 - 0.03106), b=3.04 (2.83 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.49 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.