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Opistognathus aurifrons - Yellowhead jawfish

Opistognathus aurifrons - Yellowhead jawfish Photo courtesy: Geoff Schultz

The yellowhead jawfish has a tan to bluish-white body with a yellowish head. It is a relatively small fish that reaches a maximum size of 4 inches in length. It is typically found hovering vertically over burrows that it digs into sand or rubble near reef systems. Yellowhead jawfish dig their burrows by moving sand and rocks with their mouths. They prefer shallower depths between 10 and 60 feet.

Distribution, Stock Structure and Migration
Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to Barbados and northern South America.

Inhabit burrows made of crushed coral or sand. Hovers vertically, above or near its hole.

Small fish and crustaceans.

Quick Fact
Yellowhead jawfish males incubate their eggs in their mouths.

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