Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Labriformes
Family: Labridae
Genus: Lachnolaimus
G. Cuvier, 1829
L. maximus
Binomial name
Lachnolaimus maximus
(Walbaum, 1792)
  • Labrus maximus Walbaum, 1792

The hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus), also known as boquinete, doncella de pluma or pez perro in Mexico[3] is a species of wrasse native to the Western Atlantic Ocean, living in a range from Nova Scotia, Canada, to northern South America, including the Gulf of Mexico.[4] This species occurs around reefs, especially preferring areas with plentiful gorgonians. It is a carnivore which feeds on molluscs, as well as crabs and sea urchins.[2] This species is currently the only known member of its genus.[2]

  1. ^ Choat, J.H.; Pollard, D. & Sadovy, Y.J. (2018) [errata version of 2010 assessment]. "Lachnolaimus maximus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T11130A124708500. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T11130A3252395.en. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2019). "Lachnolaimus maximus" in FishBase. August 2019 version.
  3. ^ "Shorefishes - The Fishes - Species". biogeodb.stri.si.edu. Retrieved 2020-12-24.
  4. ^ "Hogfish in St. Petersburg, Florida". Reel Coquina Fishing.

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