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Opistognathus brasiliensis  Smith-Vaniz, 1997

Darkfin jawfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335);  brasiliensis: Named after Brazil, along whose coast this species appears to be endemic (Ref. 26893).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina bottenlevande; djupintervall 50 - 69 m (Ref. 26893).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Southwest Atlantic: known only from southern Brazil.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26893)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 11; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 16; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 15 - 16; Ryggkotor: 28. Anterior nostril a short tube with simple cirrus on posterior rim; posterior end of maxilla of adult males produced as a thin flexible lamina that usually extends beyond posterior margin of opercle; spinous dorsal fin with black spot encircled by a very narrow white ring; dorsal fin with 5 or 6 dusky bands that extend onto dorsum; adult males with inner lining of maxilla and adjacent membranes with 2 dark stripes, one stripe in females; pectoral fin uniformly pigmented, no black speckles proximally; buccal pigmentation consisting of a dark area widely surrounding esophageal opening except for a pale area posteriorly that continues between upper pharyngeal tooth patches; caudal vertebrae 8 (Ref. 26893).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Employ mouthbrooding to care for their young (Ref. 240).

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Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1997. Five new species of jawfishes (Opistognathus: Opistognathidae) from the western Atlantic ocean. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):1074-1128. (Ref. 26893)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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