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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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Flounders and skates routinely cover themselves in substrate; jawfishes, tilefishes, and garden eels excavate permanent burrows; and some fishes (e.
Male mouth brooding in jawfishes (Opistognathidae): constraits on polygyny.
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).
Abstract: Three of four new jawfishes described herein have sexually dimorphic jaws and dichromatic maxillary markings: O.