Lyretail Pigfish (species: Bodianus anthioides) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Bodianus anthioides
Lyretail Pigfish

©Kendall Clements: Bodianus anthioides at Hicks Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Labridae
Genus Bodianus
Species Bodianus anthioides

Distinguishing features

The only species of Bodianus with a deeply forked tail; distinctive colour pattern. Several reliable records from the Lizard Island area from the 1970s. Seems to be found mostly on outer barrier drop-offs.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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