Bodianus unimaculatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Bodianus unimaculatus (Günther, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Pigfish, Red pigfish
Cossyphus unimaculatus Günther, 1862
Taxonomic Notes: For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006). This species was previously confused with Bodianus vulpinus and B. oxycephalus (B. Russell pers. comm.. 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2008-04-12
Assessor(s): Russell, B.
Reviewer(s): Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.
Population and detailed life history information are lacking for this species. There are no known major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Southwestern Pacific. It is widely distributed in cool tropical and warm temperate waters of the southern Pacific. It is known so far from off southeastern Australia, Lord Howe Island (Francis 1991), Norfolk Island, New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands (Francis et al. 1987), Rapa and Easter Island. Future collecting will likely reveal B. unimaculatus to occur at intermediate island localities. It is also reliably reported in the literature as far north as Noosa, Queensland in eastern Australia (Grant 1978) and has been collected in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria in the south.

It has been previously confused with Bodianus vulpinus,/i>, a West Australian endemic, Bodianus oxycephalus from Japan, and other similar species at Easter Island and Hawaii.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Chile; French Polynesia; New Zealand; Norfolk Island
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Indian Ocean – eastern; Pacific – southeast; Pacific – southwest; Pacific – western central
Additional data:
Lower depth limit (metres):60
Upper depth limit (metres):6
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Population [top]

Population:This species is most abundant around offshore islands and coastal headlands (Francis 2001). There is no specific population information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A large species, reaches at least 365 mm SL. It occurs at shallow depths of about 6–60 m (Doak 1972) along “broken rocky coasts” and around offshore islands. Spawning season from July- September (New Zealand) (Francis 2001).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus unimaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187812A8635543. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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