Bodianus anthioides

Lyretail Pigfish | Bronzehead Hogfish | Lyretail Hogfish
Bodianus anthioides
Bodianus anthioides, adult, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Bodianus anthioides
Bodianus anthioides, juvenile, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Bodianus anthioides
Bodianus anthioides


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Red-brown front half of body sharply divided from white rear of body with small red and brown spots, large delicate tail with dark streaks on upper and lower lobes which continue onto tail base.


Max Size: 24 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21-30.8°C

Depth: 6-60m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.0% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields