Bodianus paraleucosticticus

(Gomon, 2006)

Vernacular names
English : Five-striped hogfish
French : Pourceau à cinq bandes

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

Identification
Adults can reach at least 10 cm in length. Large yellow eyes. Black spot on dorsal fin and base of pectoral fins. Coloration light salmon-pink with candy-red horizontal bands on flanks, fading when reaching yellowish-orange tail.

Range and habitat
The species is found in the Indo-Pacific region, around Papua New Guinea, Rarotonga and New Caledonia. Lives in deep coral reefs and drop-offs, from 50 to 115 meters deep.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : DATA DEFICIENT
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is so poorly known that assessing its populations, their trends and the potential threats seems very difficult at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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