Bodianus macrognathos (Morris, 1974)
Giant hogfish
Bodianus macrognathos
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Labridae (Wrasses), subfamily: Bodianinae
Max. size:  62 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 25 - 65 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Somalia (Ref. 30573) and Kenya to the Gulf of Oman.
Biology:  Adults live in areas with rocky bottoms (Ref. 5374). Juveniles have been observed in 3 m (Ref. 75973). 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: Torres, Armi G. - 31.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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