Eclipse Pigfish (species: Bodianus mesothorax) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bodianus mesothorax
Eclipse Pigfish


©Anne Hoggett: Bodianus mesothorax about 15 cm long at Lizard Island

©Simon Gingins: Juvenile Bodianus mesothorax, Lizard Island area.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Bodianus
Species Bodianus mesothorax

Colours

                        

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 19 cm (adult length according to Allen et al (2003))
  • Up to 6 cm (juvenile length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Bellwood, D.R. and P.C. Wainwright (2001). Locomotion in labrid fishes: implications for habitat use and cross-shelf biogeography on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Reefs, 20: 139-150. LIRS catalog number 787.
  • Fulton, C.J. (2000). The relationship between swimming ability and habitat use in wrasses (Labridae), Honours thesis, James Cook University, Townsville. LIRS catalog number 619.
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