Bodianus insularis Gomon & Lubbock, 1980
Island hogfish
Bodianus insularis
photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
Max. size:  33 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 6 - 60 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena.
Biology:  Caught in areas of rock and rubble bottoms associated with sand or reef-like areas. Protogynous hermaphrodite, with obvious sexual dichromatism (Ref. 5292). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Juveniles remove ectoparasites from other species (Ref. 86997).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 April 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 20.03.15

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