Bodianus diana

(Lacepède, 1801)

Vernacular names
English : Diana’s hogfish
French : Pourceau de Diane

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

Identification
Adults can reach a maximum length of 17 cm. Elongated face. Often confused with B. dictynna. Purple-grey face, yellowish flanks with red edges to scales. Black dots on tail peduncle and on tail fin. Red-edged fins with no black blotches.

Range and habitat
The species is found in the Indian Ocean, from East Africa to Nicobar Islands and Cocos Keeling Islands and western Indonesia. Lives in seaward reefs, always near corals, down to 50 m.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species has a fairly large range and is less trapped than previously thought for trade. Vulnerable to habitat destruction on the long term.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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