Bodianus perditio, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Bodianus perditio, NSW, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Bodianus perditio, Juvenile, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.4
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
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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.