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Noun1.jawfish - small large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottomsjawfish - small large-mouthed tropical marine fishes common along sandy bottoms; males brood egg balls in their mouths; popular aquarium fishes
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
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Some, like butterfly fish and wrasses, are less distressed by pressure reduction, but others, like wrasse basslets and jawfish, are quite susceptible.
Burrowing Behaviour of the Yellowhead Jawfish, Opistognathus aurifrons.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Nature's game of intimidation and imitation comes full circle in the waters of Indonesia, where scientists have recorded for the first time an association between the black-marble jawfish (Stalix cf.
EYE SPY: Cuttlefish's blinking lovely iris; HAIR I AM: Tiny spider crab on the ocean floor; SPOT ON: Seaslugs pair up in the deep; Pictures supplied; by APEX; GLUM: But this Wrasse cannot be off-colour; SO SHINY: Brittle star threaded on coral; TANGO'D: Orange shrimp and slug; RING THING: Indian Ocean octopus has lethal venom; MOUTHFUL: How jawfish incubates all its eggs; DEEP PURPLE: Seaslugs Mating; PSYCHEDELIC: A seaslug brightens up the ocean floor; STAR STRUCK: Shrimp in Struggle; ODD COUPLE: Moray eels nesting on exotic reef
Maximum lengths are also specified for gobies, jawfish, and Spanish hogfish, while spotfin hogfish are subject to a minimum length requirement.
No, this yellowhead jawfish isn't stuffing himself for breakfast.
The creatures are decidedly more tropical than the Southern California coast dwellers, including angelfish, garden eels and bluespotted jawfish.
This was the first of several new fish species that would be described from east Florida waters over the next two decades including the blackbar drum, jawfish, masked stargazer, and reticulate stargazer.