jawfish

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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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Number of Family Common name species Opistognathidae jawfishes 1 Priacanthidae bigeyes 2 Holocentridae squirrelfishes 1 Pomacanthidae angelfishes 5 Balistidae triggerfishes 3 Pomacentridae damselfishes 5 Labridae wrasses 7 Serranidae sea basses and groupers 23 Chaetodontidae butterflyfishes 3 Malacanthidae tilefishes 2 Sparidae porgies 6 Acanthuridae surgeonfishes 3 Haemulidae grunts 4 Lutjanidae snappers 7 Scaridae parrotfishes 4 Tetraodontidae puffers 2 Mullidae goatfishes 2 Muraenidae morays 2 Carangidae jacks 6 Sphyraenidae barracudas 1 Scombridae mackerels 1 Mean Mean Probability duration number of of being Family (s) individuals seen in video Opistognathidae 504 22 1.