Gold-specs Jawfish (Opistognathus randalli)

Also known as Black Cap, Black Cap Jawfish, Goldeye Jawfish, Goldspeck Jawfish, Tiger Jawfish, Yellow-barred Jawfish

Description

Also known as Black Cap, Black Cap Jawfish, Goldeye Jawfish, Goldspeck Jawfish, Tiger Jawfish, Yellow-barred Jawfish.

Found singly with just the head showing in rock lined burrows over rubble and sand bottoms close to reefs.
They feed mainly on benthic crustaceans, fish, worms.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 5-30m
Widespread Western Pacific

Jawfish are usually found in self-constructed burrows with just the head showing waiting for their prey, they have huge mouths for the size of head.
After mating the males incubate the eggs in their mouths, the eggs are clumped together like a sticky ball! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/65634

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