Crescent-tailed Peppermint Hogfish

(Bodianus septicauda)

Bodianus septicauda, commonly known as the Crecent-tailed Peppermint Hogfish, is a species of fish belonging to the family Labridae, which includes wrasses. Here are some key characteristics and information about Bodianus septicauda:

  1. Appearance: Bodianus septicauda has a robust and elongated body, typical of hogfishes. It is generally pinkish to reddish-orange in coloration, with a lighter underside. The body is adorned with scales that may have a golden sheen, especially around the head and upper body. Juveniles often exhibit a more intense reddish coloration compared to adults.