Pigfish are pink with thin stripes on the sides of the body and red lines on the head. The lines fade as the fish ages. Males are red above with a pinkish to white region on the sides. There is a black blotch on the dorsal fin spines.
length to 45cm
offshore reefs and islands to depths of 30m
The Pigfish is found in the Southwest Pacific. In Australia it is found from southern Queensland to Victoria. Also found around New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and the Kermadec Islands
Relatives in same Genus
Blackfin Hogfish (B. loxozonus)