Bodianus dictynna

(Gomon, 2006)

Vernacular names
English : Pacific Diana hogfish, Redfin hogfish
French : Pourceau à nageoires rouges

Classification
Class : Teleostei
Order : Eupercaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Labridae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Identification
Adults can reach a maximum length of 14.4 cm. Elongated face. Often confused with B. diana. Coloration reddish to purple-brown on face and first third of body. Rest of body yellowish-pink. Red fins with conspicuous large black spots.

Range and habitat
The species is found in western Pacific Ocean, from Malaysia and Philippines to Indonesia, south to north and east Australia. Lives in seaward reefs, always near corals, down to 100 m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species has a fairly large range but is heavily trapped for international trade. Strong dependence to coral-rich areas is also problematic.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

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