Pacific Redstripe Hogfish, Bodianus masudai Araga & Yoshino 1975

Other Names: Black Spot Hogfish, Candystripe Hogfish, Masudai Hogfish

A Pacific Redstripe Hogfish, Bodianus masudai, in Izu Ocean Park, Japan, August 2013, depth 44 m. Source: Izuzuki / License: CC by Attribution-ShareAlike

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Pacific Redstripe Hogfish, Bodianus masudai Araga & Yoshino 1975

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Outer Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in Japan, Taiwan, Palau and New Caledonia. Inhabits coral and rocky reefs at depths of 30–155 m.


A small hogfish reaching about 149 mm SL. 


The species is named masudai, named for Hajime Masuda who collected the holotype and co-authored the study in which the original description was presented.


Bray, D.J. 2017

Pacific Redstripe Hogfish, Bodianus masudai Araga & Yoshino 1975


Gomon, M.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, PDF available, open access

Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus masudai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187697A8604624. Downloaded on 12 September 2017.

Sih, T.L., Cappo, M. & Kingsford, M.J. (2017) Deep-reef fish assemblages of the Great Barrier Reef shelf-break (Australia). Science Reports 7: 10886 DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-11452-1 PDF available, Open access

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CAAB Code:37 384221


Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:30-155 m

Habitat:Aquarium fish (rare)

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:15 cm SL

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