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Bodianus rufus (Spanish hogfish; Hogfish; Hog snapper; Dogfish)

Synonyms: Bodianus blochii; Bodianus bodianus; Bodianus brachyrhynus; Harpe caeruleo-aureus; Harpe caeruleoaureus; Labrus rufus; Labrus semiruber; Lutjanus verres; Sparus falcatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Spanish hogfish, Bodianus rufus, is a species of wrasse native to the western Atlantic Ocean, where it can be found from southern Florida and Bermuda through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil. It inhabits coral or rock reefs at depths of 1 to 70 m (3.3 to 229.7 ft). While the adults feed on such prey as molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms (brittle stars and sea urchins), the juveniles act as cleaner fishes.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Angiola lineata (dwarf planaxis)[2]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[2]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[2]
Atagema browni[1]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[1]
Brachidontes exustus (scorched mussel)[2]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[2]
Calloplax janeirensis (Rio Janeiro Chiton)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Cyphoma gibbosum (flamingo tongue)[1]
Cyphoma mcgintyi (McGinty's cyphoma)[1]
Cyphoma signatum (fingerprint cyphoma)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Diadema antillarum (long-spined sea urchin)[2]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Diodora listeri (Lister's keyhole limpet)[2]
Domecia acanthophora (elkhorn coral crab)[1]
Echinometra lucunter (rock boring urchin)[1]
Echinometra viridis (Green boring reef urchin)[2]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Epialtus kingsleyi[1]
Epialtus longirostris[1]
Erosaria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Eucidaris tribuloides (slate pencil urchin)[1]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Garthiope barbadensis (prickly mud crab)[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Gonodactylus bredini[1]
Gonodactylus lacunatus[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hexapanopeus caribbaeus (Caribbean mud crab)[1]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[2]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[1]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[1]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[2]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Micropanope nuttingi (beaded mud crab)[1]
Microphrys antillensis (lobed decorator crab)[1]
Microphrys bicornutus (speck-claw decorator crab)[1]
Mithraculus cinctimanus (banded clinging crab)[1]
Mithraculus ruber[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax aculeatus[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Monoplex pilearis (hairy triton)[1]
Ophiocoma echinata (black brittle star)[1]
Ophiocoma wendtii (red ophiocoma)[2]
Ophioderma appressa[1]
Ophioderma rubicunda[2]
Ophioderma squamosissima[2]
Pachycheles riisei (Riise porcelain crab)[1]
Pachygrapsus transversus (mottled shore crab)[1]
Paguristes cadenati (red reef hermit)[1]
Paguristes grayi (Gray's hermit crab)[1]
Paguristes tortugae (bandeye hermit)[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parapinnixa bouvieri[1]
Parapinnixa hendersoni[1]
Pauleo jubatus[1]
Periclimenes pedersoni (Pederson cleaner shrimp)[1]
Petrolisthes galathinus (banded porcelain crab)[2]
Petrolisthes jugosus (redwhite porcelain crab)[1]
Pilumnus diomedeae[1]
Pilumnus gemmatus (tuberculate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus holosericus (roseate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus lacteus (velvet hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus longleyi (studded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus marshi (quadrate hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus pannosus (beaded hairy crab)[1]
Pilumnus reticulatus[1]
Pilumnus sayi (spineback hairy crab)[1]
Pisania pusio (miniature trumpet triton)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Porcellana sayana (spotted porcelain crab)[2]
Retilaskeya emersonii[2]
Stenorhynchus seticornis (yellowline arrow crab)[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tripneustes ventricosus (sea egg)[1]
Tritonia bayeri[1]
Tritoniopsis frydis[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anisotremus surinamensis (Thicklip grunt)3
Balistes vetula (Turbot)3
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)1
Calamus calamus (Sugereye porgy)1
Calamus pennatula (Sheepshead porgy)1
Canthidermis sufflamen (Filefish)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)1
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)2
Epinephelus adscensionis (Rockhind)1
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)1
Haemulon carbonarium (Redmouth grunt)1
Haemulon macrostomum (Spanish grunt)1
Haemulon sciurus (Yellow grunt)1
Halichoeres bivittatus (Slippery dick)3
Halichoeres garnoti (Yellowhead wrasse)1
Halichoeres poeyi (Black-ear wrasse)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)4
Labrisomus nuchipinnis (Molly miller)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)3
Pareques acuminatus (Cluck)1
Prognathodes aculeatus (Poey's butterflyfish)1
Sargocentron vexillarium (Welchman)1
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus (Reef Scorpionfish)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)3
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Trachinotus falcatus (Yellow-wax pompano)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[2]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[1]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Neobenedenia melleni[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
West Edmonton Mall Marine Life Center

Distribution

Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA) and throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to southern Brazil.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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