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…

Juvenile Bodianus izuensis is a rare treat for Hogfish lovers

Not too long ago we were split between two very rare and beautiful hogfishes, Bodianus masudai, and B. paraleucosticticus. Well the labrid indulgence does not end there, as this amazing juvenile Bodianus izuensis made a surprise appearance in Singapore. Measuring…