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Bodianus flavifrons  Gomon, 2001

Masked pigfish
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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).;  flavifrons: From the Latin flavus for yellow and frons for brow or forehead, in reference to the distinctive yellow markings on the head of adults of this species (Ref. 44106).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 114 - 340 m (Ref. 44106).   Deep-water

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44106)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. Predorsal scales 16-23, reaching forward just in advance of vertical through posterior margin of orbit; cheek scales extending forward slightly in advance of corner of mouth; scales absent on lower jaw; teeth on dental ridge of each jaw in a single row, those anteriorly small but distinct, close behind and in line with prominent anterior canines; posterior tips of dorsal and anal fins rounded; caudal fin truncate to slightly rounded; pink above and white below with two or three broad yellow stripes crossing snout and forehead; black spot on membrane between anteriormost dorsal fin spines; red blotch dorsally on pectoral fin base; pectoral fin somewhat yellowish basally (Ref. 44106).

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Southwest Pacific: off eastern Australia and New Caledonia, on the Lord Howe Ridge, and on the Kermadec Ridge northeast of New Zealand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic species which is found on the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Gomon, M.F., 2001. Descriptions of two new species of Bodianus (Perciformes: Labridae) from Australasian waters. N.Z. J. Zool. 28:407-416. (Ref. 44106)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01230 (0.00556 - 0.02722), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.