A presumed hybrid of the hogfishes Bodianus pulchellus and Bodianus rufus in the western South Atlantic (Perciformes: Labridae)

Ivan Sazima and João Luiz Gasparini

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 89-92, Volume 3, Issue 3 – May 1999


A  presumed hybrid between the hogfishes Bodianus pulchellus and B. rufus is described from the coast of Brazil. The putative Bodianus hybrid shows a bled of the colour pattern of the presumed parent species, a common trend among hybrids of several species of reef fishes.

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