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Bodianus pulchellus (Spotfin hogfish; Hogfish)

Synonyms: Cossyphus pulchellus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The spotfin hogfish or Cuban hogfish (Bodianus pulchellus) is a species of wrasse native to the Atlantic Ocean, where it is mainly found from North Carolina, United States, through the Caribbean to Brazil. It has also been recorded from São Tomé off the coast of Africa. This species inhabits reefs, both rock and coral, where it occurs at depths of 15 to 120 m (49 to 394 ft) though rarely deeper than 24 m (79 ft). This species can reach a length of 28.5 cm (11.2 in), though most do not exceed 18 cm (7.1 in). It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found in the aquarium trade.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Baldwinella vivanus (Red barbier)[1]
Pronotogrammus martinicensis (Roughtongue bass)[1]


Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]


Parasitized by 
Neobenedenia melleni[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
El Paso Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Miami Metrozoo
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: South Carolina, USA and Bermuda to Honduras and Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Eastern Atlantic: São Tomé Island (Ref. 34088).;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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