Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Bodianus: Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).; opercularis: Name from neuter Latin noun 'operculum' for cover, refers to the prominent black spot on the gill cover of this species (Ref. 75973). More on author: Guichenot.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 35 - 75 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 30°N - 26°S, 32°E - 106°E (Ref. 75973)
Indian Ocean: Red Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba in the north to Madagascar and Mauritius in the south, east to Christmas Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Adults inhabit rubble bottoms of steep outer reef slopes (Ref. 75973). 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., 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23.5 - 27.7, mean 25.5 °C (based on 28 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 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 79.7 [48.9, 156.0] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.717 [0.423, 1.220] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [15.9, 21.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.158 [0.101, 0.242] g/100g ; Selenium = 31.1 [18.0, 51.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 112 [38, 350] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.69 [1.17, 2.98] mg/100g (wet weight);