Bodianus tanyokidus, the First Live Specimen at the Churaumi Aquarium

Bodianus tanyokidus is a very rare deepwater species of hogfish that we’ve been searching for for almost a decade. This almost unknown species of beefy ‘wrasse’ is pretty much only documented in Rudie Kuiter’s wrasse bible wherein a single photo…

Distribution of the Trochocopus subgenus with a new range extension for the neopercularis complex

The largely puerile and often intimidating Bodianus is a large genus of labrid most noted for their belligerent and mischevious behaviour. While a large portion of the genus are often teeth bearing invertebrate hunters, a handful are minimally problematic and…

Unusual Izu hogfish could be a hybrid or a regional variant

This is one very attractive and unusual Izu hogfish which has us quite stumped about its origin. The image below┬áis the first look we got of this particular specimen showing a near perfect blend of the color pattern of a…