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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Smith-Vaniz, William F.: Three new species of Indo-Pacific jawfishes (Opistognathus: Opistognathidae), with the posterior end of the upper jaw produced as a thin flexible lamina.