Solor Jawfish (Opistognathus solorensis)

Also known as Variegated Jawfish


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Also known as Variegated Jawfish.

Found singly with just the head showing, in rock lined burrows on rubble and sandy areas close too reefs.
They feed mainly on benthic crustaceans and zooplankton.
Length - 5cm
Depth - 0-35m
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:


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