Opistognathus whitehursti (Longley, 1927)

Dusky jawfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 12 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to northern South America.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 6937)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 11; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 14-15; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 13 - 14. The dark spot (deep greenish blue in life) of the dorsal fin usually found between the 2nd and 4th or 5th dorsal spines; body densely mottled with dark brown and flecked with blackish; caudal fin and posterior part of dorsal fin are yellow with rows of small blackish spots (Ref. 13442).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits rock and sand bottoms or the eroding edges of weed beds. Egg mass incubated in mouth of males (Ref. 5521).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Are mouthbrooders (Ref. 39363).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin, 1993. Fishes of the Bahamas and adjacent tropical waters. 2nd edition. University of Texas Press, Austin. (Ref. 5521)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 23 August 2012

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Acquario: Commerciale
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 28.2, mean 27.4 (based on 651 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .