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Family Labridae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Lachnolaimus maximus

French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

HOGFISH

Locally common on sandy reefs where protected from spearfishing.  A popular food fish.  Changes color pattern at will.  Attains 36 inches.  Bermuda & North Carolina to Brazil.