Bodianus perditio (Quoy and Gaimard, 1834)

Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
16m
Additional Notes: 

Adult pictured above.

Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 6 January 2001
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Common name: Golden Spot Pigfish
Distribution:

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific from southern Africa to Oceania and Taiwan and southern Japan. In Australia recorded from southern Queensland to Central New South Wales, and mid to northern Western Australia.

Ecological Notes:

Adults deep rocky slopes and reef 10 - 120m. Juveniles often in rocky estuaries.

Additional Notes:

Distinct colouration of white patch in front of larger dark patch on back aids identification. Benthic feeder, small invertebrates etc. Grows to 80cm.

References:

R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.290.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://fishbase.ca/summary/Bodianus-perditio.html. Accessed 28/04/18.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au//search?q=bodianus+perditio. Accessed 28/04/18.