Bodianus prognathus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bodianus prognathus
Species Authority: Lobel, 1981
Taxonomic Notes: For taxonomic treatment see Gomon (2006). Bodianus prognathus may represent a relatively recent divergence resulting from the isolation of a small population of the ancestral form common to B. dictynna (Gomon 2006).

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.
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics of this species. It has a restricted distribution in the Central Pacific but there are no known major threats. It is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from Fanning Atoll in the Line Islands and Birnie to the Nikumaroro in the Phoenix Group (Allen pers. comm. in Gomon 2006). It has also been recorded in Howland and Baker Islands, north of the Phoenix group of islands (R. Myers pers. comm. 2009).
Kiribati; United States Minor Outlying Islands
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Pacific – eastern central; Pacific – western central
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The length of this species was recorded at 210 mm SL. It is found around foliose corals and rarely swims out in the open. Adults found between seven and 20 m, while juveniles were seen only below 30 m depth (Gomon 2006).
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Bibliography [top]

Gomon, M.F. 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Records of the Australian Museum Supplement 30: 1-133.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Citation: Russell, B. 2010. Bodianus prognathus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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