Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Bodianus: Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).; prognathus: Name from the Greek pro meaning forth, and gnathos for jaws, in reference to the prominently elongate jaws in this species (Ref. 75973).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 7 - 30 m (Ref. 13850). Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: Fanning Atoll, Line Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13850)
(total): 12 - 13;
(total): 9-11. Snout long and pointed. Posterior corner of mouth anterior to forward margin of orbit by about 1/2 eye diameter (Ref. 9823).
Found around folios corals and rarely swims out in the open. Adults found between 7 and 20 m, while juveniles were seen only below 30 m depth (Ref. 13850). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Lobel, P.S., 1981. Bodianus prognathus (Labridae, Pisces) a new longnose hogfish from the Central Pacific. Pac. Sci. 35(1):45-50. (Ref. 13850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.2 - 28.7, mean 26.2 (based on 109 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00558 - 0.02589), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .