Should not be kept in our home tanks as it needs very much space for swimming and becomes very big.
Eats starfish, sea urchins and other crustaceans and invertebrates, as well as nearly every carnivore food you will offer him.
Is bought very often as long as it is small and most do not know, what they put in their tanks.
Juveniles will clean!
Bodianus blochii Lacepède, 1802
Bodianus bodianus Bloch, 1790
Bodianus brachyrhynus Miranda-Ribeiro, 1918
Harpe caeruleoaureus Lacepède, 1802
Labrus rufus Linnaeus, 1758
Labrus semiruber Lacepède, 1801
Lutjanus verres Bloch, 1791
Sparus falcatus Bloch, 1791
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Labridae (Family) > Bodianus (Genus) > Bodianus rufus (Species)