Opistognathus galapagensis Allen & Robertson, 1991
Galapagos jawfish
Opistognathus galapagensis
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 10 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms. Feeds on benthic and planktonic invertebrates. Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.02.98
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.08

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