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Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish; Streamer hogfish; Mexican hogfish)

Synonyms: Harpe diplotaenia; Harpe pectoralis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Mexican hogfish, Bodianus diplotaenia, is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Pacific Ocean.Adults inhabit rocky or coral areas at depths of 5–75 m. Sometimes, they are also found on sandy bottoms and where marine plants abound. They are solitary or form aggregations of only a few individuals. Mexican hogfish feed on crabs, brittle stars, mollusks, and sea urchins. At night, they gather in cracks and crevices of rocks and caves to sleep. The Mexican hogfish starts life as a female, and later becomes a functional male. Males defend temporary reproductive territories called leks. The sex change may be due to local social conditions, but it may also have a genetic component, since the reversal occurs over a limited size range. They are oviparous, with distinct pairing during breedin
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  


Prey / Diet

Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish)[1]
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)[1]
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)[1]
Chama echinata[2]
Diodon holocanthus (Ajargo)[1]
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)[1]
Echinometra vanbrunti[2]
Eucidaris thouarsii[3]
Fissurella virescens[2]
Grapsus grapsus (Sally Lightfoot crab)[2]
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)[1]
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)[1]
Lottia pediculus[2]
Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)[1]
Pseudobalistes naufragium (Stone triggerfish)[1]
Scarus perrico (perrico)[1]
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)[1]
Siphonaria palmata[2]
Stegastes acapulcoensis (Acapulco major)[1]
Sufflamen verres (brown triggerfish)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Balistes polylepis (Finescale triggerfish)2
Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)1
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)13
Diodon hystrix (Ajargo)3
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)13
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)1
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)13
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)13
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)13
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)13
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)13
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)13
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)13


Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)[1]
Carcharhinus leucas (Zambezi shark)[1]
Mycteroperca xenarcha (Broomtail grouper)[1]
Sphyraena ensis (vicuda)[1]
Triaenodon obesus (whitelip reef shark)[1]


Parasitized by 
Lepocreadium bimarinum[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Toledo Zoological Gardens


Chile; Clipperton Island; Cocos I. Costa Rica; Colombia; Costa Rica; Eastern Pacific: Guadalupe Island and throughout the Gulf of California to Chile, including the Cocos, Malpelo, Revillagigedo and the Galapagos islands.; Ecuador; El Salvador; Galapagos Islands; Guatemala; Honduras; Humboldt Current; Mexico; Nicaragua; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Southwest Chilean Waters;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
2A test of the Menge-Sutherland model of community organization in a tropical rocky intertidal food web, Bruce A. Menge, Jane Lubchenco, Stephen D. Gaines, Linda R. Ashkenas, Oecologia (Berlin) (1986) 71: 75-89
3Jorrit 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.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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