Spotfin Hogfish

The Spotfin Hogfish (Bodianus pulchellus) is a marine (salwater) fish in the Wrasse family. It is also known as the Cuban Hogfish. 

The Spotfin Hogfish has a red body with a yellow ray-finned tail. 

Spotfin Hogfish

It grows to about 28 centimetres (11 inches) in length. 

The Spotfin Hogfish is native to the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of America and south to Brazil. 

It prefers tropical coral reefs and lagoons. 

It is a diurnal fish, active mainly during the day. 

It is carnivorous, feeding on crustaceans, molluscs (snails), and fish that live in coral. 

It is usually solitary.

Spotfin Hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish
Spotfin Hogfish

Location of photographs: Aquarium de Paris-Cinéaqua, France

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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