Bodianus unimaculatus (Günther, 1862)
Red pigfish
Bodianus unimaculatus
photo by Duffy, C.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed); 30 cm (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 60 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia (southern Queensland to Victoria) and New Zealand. Also Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and the Kermadec Islands (Ref. 8879). Previously confused with Bodianus vulpinus, a West Australian endemic, Bodianus oxycephalus from Japan, and other similar species at Easter Island and Hawaii.
Biology:  Adults are found offshore, on deep reefs or islands (Ref. 9002). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 April 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.09.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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