Bodianus pulchellus

Peter Wirtz, Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, Ronald Fricke, Joao Luiz Gasparini, Tomio Iwamoto, Luiz Rocha, Claud, 2007, Coastal Fishes of Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) - an update., Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 14

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Bodianus pulchellus


Bodianus pulchellus  (Poey, 1860)

UFES 173 (4 specimens) and UFBA 02807 (1 specimen) from Diogo Vaz, São Tomé. The animals at São Tomé 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.