Bodianus flavipinnis Gomon, 2001
Yellowfin pigfish
Bodianus flavipinnis
photo by Tindale, S.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
Max. size:  36.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 157 - 250 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: warm temperate waters of eastern Australia and New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Predorsal scales 15-24, reaching forward just in advance of above posterior margin of orbit; cheek scales extending forward only to 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; red above and white below with two large white blotches above lateral line below spinous portion of dorsal fin; pectoral fins bright yellow (Ref. 44106).
Biology:  Adults are found in caves and archways on reefs (Ref. 44106). Likely to occur in depths greater than 250 m (Ref. 44106). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 April 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.08.03
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.07.11

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