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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Wrasses) > Bodianinae
, from the Portuguese
, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).
, derived fro, a Latin diminutive meaning 'pretty'; in reference to the attractive coloration of this species (Ref.
. More on author:
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 120 m (Ref.
), usually 15 - 24 m (Ref.
). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref.
); 29°N - 7°N
Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs, rarely at depths greater than 24 m (Ref.
). Feed on crabs and small shellfish (Ref.
). Juveniles pick parasites from other fishes (Ref.
). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
). May hybridize with Spanish hogfish,
). Marketed fresh (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 24.4 - 28, mean 26.8 (based on 70 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00713 - 0.02124), b=3.06 (2.91 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.6 ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Price category (Ref.
Luna, Susan M.
Luna, Susan M.
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