Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Benthic species which is found on the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is found from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, off the southern tip of New Caledonia, the Lord Howe Ridge and the Kermadec Ridge northeast of New Zealand.
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Southwestern Pacific: Chesterfield Islands and Île des Pins (New Caledonia), Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands.
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Southwest Pacific: off eastern Australia and New Caledonia, on the Lord Howe Ridge, and on the Kermadec Ridge northeast of New Zealand.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 11
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Size

Max. size

42.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 44106))
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Diagnostic Description

Predorsal scales 16-23, reaching forward just in advance of vertical through posterior margin of orbit; cheek scales extending forward slightly in advance of corner of mouth; scales absent on lower jaw; teeth on dental ridge of each jaw in a single row, those anteriorly small but distinct, close behind and in line with prominent anterior canines; posterior tips of dorsal and anal fins rounded; caudal fin truncate to slightly rounded; pink above and white below with two or three broad yellow stripes crossing snout and forehead; black spot on membrane between anteriormost dorsal fin spines; red blotch dorsally on pectoral fin base; pectoral fin somewhat yellowish basally (Ref. 44106).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A large species, reaches about 422 mm SL. It is collected at depths of 114–340 m.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 114 - 340 m (Ref. 44106)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bodianus flavifrons

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Russell, B.

Reviewer/s
Sadovy, Y. & Carpenter, K.E.

Contributor/s

Justification
Little is known of the population and life history characteristics, and it has a restricted distribution in the southwest Pacific. This species is listed as Least Concern because of deep water habits and apparent lack of threats.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known species specific conservation measures in place.
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