Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
() > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Bodianus: Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).; flavipinnis: From the Latin flavus for yellow and pinna for fin, in reference to the bright yellow pectoral fin of this species (Ref. 44106).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 157 - 250 m (Ref. 44106). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Pacific: warm temperate waters of eastern Australia and New Zealand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44106)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13 - 21.3, mean 15.3 °C (based on 25 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00551 - 0.02625), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .