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Mexican Hogfish - Bodianus diplotaenia

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  1. Beautiful fish, but why is it upside down? Posted 2 years ago
    1. It was actually swimming upside down picking on the corals/rocks when I took the picture. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Thank you Albert. As the saying goes - you live and learn, not every fish swimming upside down is sick. Posted 2 years ago
  3. Weird! I didn't know that fish could swim upside down. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Quite a few fish species can do that, naturally.
      I have seen many reef fishes hanging around overhangs and ceilings of caves, they tends to swim upside down, hugging the ceiling.
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Neat! Posted 2 years ago

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The Mexican hogfish, ''Bodianus diplotaenia'', is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Adults inhabit rocky or coral areas at depths of 5–75 m. Sometimes, they are also found on sandy bottoms and where marine plants abound. They are solitary or form aggregations of only a few individuals. Mexican hogfish feed on crabs, brittle stars, mollusks, and sea urchins. At night, they gather in cracks and crevices of rocks and caves to sleep. The Mexican hogfish starts life as.. more

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Apr 24, 2019. Captured Apr 12, 2019 01:18.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm