Sunburnt Pigfish, Bodianus solatus Gomon 2006


Sunburnt Pigfish, Bodianus solatus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
Until described in 2006, the Sunburnt Pigfish was thought to be the Western Australian form of Goldspot Pigfish Bodianus perditio. The former usually has 16 rays in the pectoral fin, rather than the 17 of the latter. It is occasionally caught by commercial trawlers and line fishers working on the middle of the continental shelf.

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Martin F. Gomon, Bodianus solatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Nov 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2959

Sunburnt Pigfish, Bodianus solatus Gomon 2006

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Distribution

Confined to the western coast of Australia between the Monte Bello Islands and the Houtman Abrolhos. Reported from depths of 65 to just over 100 m.

Etymology

The scientific name solatus is a Latin adjective meaning "sunburnt", in reference to the dominant reddish colouration characterising adults of this species.

Species Citation

Bodianus solatus Gomon, 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 30: 90, figs 7c, 54-55, pl. 9C-D.

Author

Martin F. Gomon

Sunburnt Pigfish, Bodianus solatus Gomon 2006

References


Gomon, Martin F.  2006.   A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species.  Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 30: 1-133.

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CAAB Code:37384201

Depth:65-100 m

Max Size:35 cm SL

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