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Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)

Synonyms: Gnathypops aurifrons; Opisthognathus aurifrons
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Wikipedia Abstract

Opistognathus aurifrons, the Yellow-headed jawfish, is a species of jawfish native to coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea. It is found at depths of from 3 to 40 metres (9.8 to 131.2 ft). The head and upper body are a light, but brilliant, yellow color slowly fading to a pearlescent blue hue.
View Wikipedia Record: Opistognathus aurifrons

Attributes

Brood Dispersal [1]  On/In self

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgii[2]
Acartia negligens[3]
Acartia spinata[2]
Acartia tonsa[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[2]
Calanopia americana[3]
Candacia pachydactyla[3]
Centropages furcatus[2]
Corycaeus amazonicus[2]
Corycaeus subulatus[3]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Eurydice littoralis[2]
Euterpina acutifrons[2]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Flaccisagitta enflata[2]
Fritillaria haplostoma[2]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[2]
Krohnitta subtilis[2]
Labidocera acutifrons[2]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[2]
Microsetella rosea[2]
Oikopleura dioica[2]
Oikopleura longicauda[2]
Oithona colcarva[2]
Oithona nana[2]
Oithona oculata[2]
Oithona plumifera[2]
Oithona simplex[2]
Oncaea mediterranea[2]
Oncaea venusta[2]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus crassirostris[2]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Penilia avirostris[2]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[2]
Temora turbinata[3]
Undinula vulgaris[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)1
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)2
Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis)3
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)2
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)2
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)2
Opisthonema oglinum (Atlantic thread herring)1
Paranthias furcifer (Sea bass)1
Pseudocaranx dentex (underjaw kingfish)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)2
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)2
Sternoptyx pseudobscura (Hatchetfish)2
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Xyrichtys splendens (Green Razorfish)2

Predators

Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[2]
Bothus lunatus (Solefish)[2]
Carcharhinus longimanus (Whitetip whaler)[2]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[2]
Epinephelus morio (Red grouper)[2]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[2]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[2]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[2]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[2]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[2]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[2]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[2]
Scorpaena grandicornis (poison grouper)[2]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[2]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Randers Regnskov
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
Staten Island Zoo

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to Barbados and northern South America.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1"Male mouthbrooding in jawfishes (Opistognathidae): Constraints on polygyny.", Hess, HC, Bulletin of Marine Science [BULL. MAR. SCI.]. Vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 806-818. 1993
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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