Bodianus thoracotaeniatus

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Bodianus thoracotaeniatus Yamamoto, 1982

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Eupercaria/misc (Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae (Wrasses) > Bodianinae
Etymology: Bodianus: Bodianus after Bodiano or Pudiano, from the Portuguese pudor, meaning modesty (Jordan & Evermann, 1896).;  thoracotaeniatus: Name from the combination of the masculine Greek noun 'thorakos' for breastplate, and feminine Latin noun for ribbon, refers to its diagnostic filamentously prolonged pelvic-fin ray..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 320 - 395 m (Ref. 75973). Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Northwest Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75973)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11. Distinguished morphologically by the following: D XII, 11; caudal fin rays 10 + 12 + 7-9; pectoral-fin rays ii, 15; lateral-line scales 29; scales above lateral line 2½; scales below lateral line 8-10; predorsal scales about 21-24; total gill rakers 15-16; anterior canines of similar size on upper jaw; dental ridge with 7-12 smaller posterior canines to anterior ones, last few sometimes smaller, coalesced at base and set apart from others; prominent canine at posterior end of jaw; lower jaw with first prominent anterior canine ?4?5 length of second; dental ridge with 2-3 consecutive series of smaller canines, first of 6-10 teeth, second with about 6-10 much smaller teeth sometimes separable into 2 groups, teeth confluent at base with acute tips; moderately deep body, 24.1-27.1% SL; moderately long snout (10.9-11.7% SL) and head (36.3-37.5% SL); pelvic fin with first soft ray faintly thicker and prolonged as filament, with tip reaching distinctly beyond anus, to base of third anal-fin ray in some (Ref. 75973).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Westneat, Mark | Collaborators

Gomon, M.F., 2006. A revision of the labrid fish genus Bodianus with descriptions of eight new species. Rec. Aust. Mus. Suppl. 30:1-133. (Ref. 75973)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 12 April 2008


Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 3.5 - 5, mean 4.3 °C (based on 26 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00558 - 0.02589), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), 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. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).