Fish Species

Axil Hogfish

Axil Hogfish - Description

The Axil Hogfish is also known as the Coral Hogfish, Coral Pigfish, Bicolor Wrasse, Axilfish Hogfish and the Axil Pigfish. The Juveniles act as cleaner fish and like other hogfish it has an amazing appetite!

Popular Name: Axil Hogfish
Species: Bodianus axillaris

Profile of the Axil Hogfish

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

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 24 to 27 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Blackworms, Mysis Shrimp, Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller at depths of up to 100m

  • Range: Indo Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Axil 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 axillaris

  • Popular Name: Axilfish Hogfish - Coral Hogfish - Coral Pigfish - Bicolor Wrasse - Axil Pigfish
    Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Labridae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Axil 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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