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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.
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.
At least four species of eastern Pacific jawfish are found both at mainland and oceanic island sites.
Flounders and skates routinely cover themselves in substrate; jawfishes, tilefishes, and garden eels excavate permanent burrows; and some fishes (e.g., Pacific sandfish, Trichodon trichodon; sand lances, Ammodytes spp.) spend a majority of their life beneath the substrate after creating a tunnel that collapses behind them.
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.
The families of fishes that were most likely to be observed in 25 frames of video were the generally sedentary groups like jawfishes, bigeyes, squirrelfishes, angelfishes, and triggerfishes, and those families most likely to be missed were fast-moving groups like tunas and mackerels, barracudas, and jacks (Table 2).