Mexican hogfish

The Mexican hogfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 5 - 76 m , usually 5 - 18 m environment.

Mexican Hogfish The Mexican Hogfish aka Bodianus fiplotaemia is found in the “Under the Sea” exhibit. More

Is this a Mexican Hogfish in transition from female to male? © Lance Allan More

Mexican hogfish is often a pinkish color with a fleshy bump on the males for head. The Hogfish is first a female then a male. The color pattern changes drastically between juvenile and adult. The head of the male resembles a pig's snout. More

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Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos, Bodianus diplotaenia Purchase A Print Of This ImageHow to request, purchase or license this imageAdd To Light Table Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Purchase A Print Of This More

The Mexican hogfish's range includes Isla Guadalupe and the Gulf of California to Chile. They are common around shallow reefs but they have been recorded to depths of at least 76 m. (250 ft. More

Common names

Copetona in Spanish (español)
Gallo in Spanish (español)
Hogfish in English
Mexican hogfish in English
Mexikansk grisgylta in Swedish (Svenska)
Pacific hogfish in English
Pourceau mexicain in French (français)
Streamer hogfish in English
Vieja in English
Vieja in sp
Vieja in Spanish (español)
Vieja copetona in Spanish (español)
Vieja de piedra in Spanish (español)
vieja mexicana in Spanish (español)
Vieja negra in Spanish (español)
Vieja ribeteada in Spanish (español)
带纹普提鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
帶紋普提魚 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Labridae
Genus : Bodianus
Species : Bodianus diplotaenia
Authority : Gill, 1862