Bodianus perditio

Golden-spot pigfish | Golden-spot Wrasse | Goldsaddle Hogfish | Goldspot Hogfish | Bodianus perdito
Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio, NSW, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio, juvenile, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
1 / 3
Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio
Bodianus perditio


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Adult male rarely observed, rounded pinkish-orange head, dark-edged scales on rear body, large yellow patch on back; females with yellow body, white bar midway along back, large rounded black patch behind.


Max Size: 80 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 16.2-28.2°C

Depth: 10-120 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.38

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 (6.9% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields