Yellowhead Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)

Also known as Pearly Jawfish, Yellow-headed Jawfish


Also known as Pearly Jawfish, Yellow-headed Jawfish.

Found singly, hovering vertically, above or near their coral and sand burrows, re-entering tail-first when disturbed, over sand and rubble areas.
They feed mainly on benthic and planktonic invertebrates.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 3-40m
Widespread Western Central Atlantic, Caribbean

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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