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Least Concern (LC)

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Bodianus pulchellus (Poey, 1860)

UFES 173 (4 specimens) and UFBA 02807 (1 specimen) from Diogo Vaz, SãoTomé . The animals at SãoTomé appear somewhat different in color from those in the western Atlantic (see the photo on page 204 in Debelius, 1998). Genetic comparisons are being carried out by L. Rocha. A juvenile was observed cleaning a Green Turtle, Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758), in 12 m depth by CLS at Diogo Vaz.

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