Fish Species

Yellow Hogfish

Yellow Hogfish - Description

The Yellow Hogfish is one of the smaller species of Hogfish, it is a peaceful fish and makes a beautiful addition to any tropical marine aquarium.

It can be identified by its bright yellow coloring along the top half of its body and a spot behind its eye with a second one at the base of its caudal fin. It is sometimes referred to as the Two Spot Hogfish.

Popular Name: Yellow Hogfish
Species: Bodianus bimaculatus

Profile of the Yellow Hogfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Yellow Hogfish species.

  • Size: 10cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp 25-28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Pellet, Flake or Live Marine Food

  • Temperament: Keep a single specimen as it can be Territorial

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dwellers, depths of up to 60m

  • Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Yellow Hogfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Bodianus bimaculatus

  • Popular Name: Yellow Hogfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae


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Facts about Fish Species - Yellow Hogfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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