Axilspot Hogfish


Common name : Axil hogfish,

Coral hogfish, Panda hogfish

Scientific name : Bodianus axillaris

Family : Labridae

Native to : Indo-Pacific Ocean

Interesting fact : The body colour changesdrastically from juveniles to adults.

Conservation status : Least Concern

Axilspot hogfish inhabit lagoons and seaward reefs feeding on molluscs and crustaceans. Males are reddish-brown with a white posterior and large dark spots on the fins. Juveniles and females are black with a few white spots. Adults grow to a size of 20 cm. They exhibit distinct pairing during breeding and are oviparous. It is a popular aquarium fish.

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