The Spanish hogfish is a species of hogfish whose range includes South Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda, and Brazil. Average size is typically 28 cm in size, it can reach 40 cm. It inhabits reefs at depths of 3 m up to 30 m, where it constantly swims about in search of food. Other common names include dogfish and hog snapper.
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