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Bodianus insularis  Gomon & Lubbock, 1980

Island hogfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Bodianus: Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).;  insularis: Name derived from a Latin adjective meaning 'of an island'; in reference to the apparent restriction of this species to islands associated with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Ref. 75973).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 60 m (Ref. 58047).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul Rocks, Ascension and St. Helena.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3637)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught in areas of rock and rubble bottoms associated with sand or reef-like areas. Protogynous hermaphrodite, with obvious sexual dichromatism (Ref. 5292). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Juveniles remove ectoparasites from other species (Ref. 86997).

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Gomon, M.F., 1981. Labridae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic; fishing areas 34, 47 (in part). Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and FAO. Vol. 2. pag. var. (Ref. 3637)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00610 - 0.02985), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.