Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Opistognathidae > Opistognathus > Opistognathus maxillosus

Opistognathus maxillosus (Mottled jawfish)

Synonyms: Opisthognathus maxillosus
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Brood Dispersal [1]  On/In self

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet


Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[2]


Antigua and Barbuda; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Jamaica; Mexico; Puerto Rico; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to Central America, West Indies and Caribbean Islands.;

External References



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.