Robust Jawfish (Opistognathus muscatensis)

Also known as No other name


Also known as - No other name.

Found singly with just the head showing in rock lined burrows over rubble and sand areas.
They feed mainly on benthic crustaceans, invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 15-50m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean

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:


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