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Spanish Hogfish Bodianus rufus


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Spanish Hogfish
credit: Belize Larval-Fish Group

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Family: Labridae, Wrasses view all from this family

Description The Spanish hogfish is a species of hogfish whose range includes South Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda, and Brazil.. Typically between 20 cm and 35 cm in size, it can reach 60 cm. It inhabits reefs at depths of 3 m up to 30 m, where it constantly swims about in search of food.

Habitat Ocean or bay shallows, Estuaries, tidal flats & salt marshes, Tidepools.

Range Southeast, Florida, Texas.