Bodianus rufus, the Spanish hogfish, is a species of wrasse native to the western Atlantic Ocean where it can be found from southern Florida, U.S.A. and Bermuda through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil. It is an inhabitant of coral or rock reefs at depths of from 1 to 70 metres (3.3 to 230 ft). While the adults feed on such prey as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (brittle stars and sea urchins), the juveniles act as cleaner fishes. This species can reach a length of 40 centimetres (16 in) TL though most do not exceed 28 centimetres (11 in). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can also be found in the aquarium trade.