BLACKFIN HOGFISH FACTS
The Blackfin Hogfish is yellow-orange with narrow horizontal white stripes. Adult fish have a broad diagonal black band or blotch across the rear part of the body extending to the lower base of the tail. The black patch is smaller on large males. The pelvic fins are black. There is a black spot at the front of the dorsal fin. The tail is pale with yellow to black margins.
length to 40cm
clear lagoons, seaward reefs, slopes or upper part of drop-offs at depths from 3m to 100m
The Blackfin Hogfish is found in tropical marine waters of the Western and Central Pacific, from Indonesia, throughout South-east Asia and Micronesia, north to Japan, south to Australia and east to French Polynesia. In Australia it is found along the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
|Common Name:||Blackfin Hogfish|
Relatives in same Genus
Pigfish (B. unimaculatus)