Yellowhead Jawfish Photo in 2017-09-15 by Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael


Yellowhead Jawfish Photo in 2017-09-15 by Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael

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  • Title: Yellowhead jawfish

  • Photographer: Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael

  • Taken on: 2017-09-15 12:26:00

  • Uploaded on: 2018-02-25 07:31:46

  • Views: 484

  • Camera: Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom

  • License: © All rights reserved

  • Marine Animal: Opistognathus aurifrons, (Jordan & Thompson, 1905) 

  • Diving Site: Tori's Reef, Bonaire, Netherlands

  • Business: No business associated

  • Photo description: They live in sandy areas of the reef, normally surrounded by coral rubble. These fish are fascinating architects, and construct caves in which they will reside. The head and upper body are a light, but brilliant, yellow color slowly fading to a pearlescent blue hue. It can reach a length of 10 cm (3.9 in) TL. It remains near its relatively small territory, and is typically seen with only the head and upper section of its body protruding from its burrow, although it sometimes can be found hovering nearby. It is able to arrange material using its mouth, carrying sand, shells, or small rocks from one location to another. It is a mouthbrooder, with the male carrying the eggs in its mouth until they hatch. Habitat: This is a species of jawfish native to coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. It is found at depths of from 3 to 40 m (9.8 to 131.2 ft). Olympus XZ-1

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