Fish Species

Spanish Hogfish

Spanish Hogfish - Description

The Spanish Hogfish is also known as the Hogfish or Dogfish. It gets the name 'Hogfish' due to its amazing appetite. It constantly searches for food and can grow up to 60cm in length.

Popular Name: Spanish Hogfish
Species: Bodianus rufus

Profile of the Spanish Hogfish

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

  • Size: Up to 60cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp, Frozen, Live Marine Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive

  • Habitat: Marine Reef Dweller at depths of up to 30m

  • Behaviour: Juveniles act as cleaners to other fish

  • Range: Western Atlantic: Bermuda to Brazil

Scientific Classification of the Spanish 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 rufus

  • Popular Name: Spanish Hogfish - Dogfish - Hogfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae

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Facts about Fish Species - Spanish 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.


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