Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37384199

Species Bodianus dictynna Gomon, 2006

Pacific Diana's Hogfish, Pacific Diana's Pigfish (Gomon, pers. comm.), Redfin Hogfish



Previously identified as B. diana a wide ranging Indo-west Pacific species. Gomon (2006) described the western Pacific form as Bodianus dictynna, with B. diana now restricted to the Indian Ocean. Current distribution of both species on the northwest coast of Australia is unclear since available records are visual observations of young individuals made prior to the distinction of the two species (Gomon, 2006). Hobbs et al (2014) recorded the species from Christmas Island, but not B. diana. Allen & Erdmann (2012) listed only B. diana from Christmas Island.




Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Rowley Shoals (17°35'S, 118°59'E) and Scott Reef (14°04'S 121°46'E), WA, Ashmore and Cartier Reefs, Timor Sea, and Ashmore Reef, Coral Sea (10°13'S, 144°25' E) to reefs off Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (27°25'S, 153°33'E), QLD, juveniles south to Montague Island, NSW (36°15'S, 150°14'E); tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northeast Province (18), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

9–30 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 10-Jun-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED