Opistognathus rhomaleus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Giant jawfish
photo by Fenner, R.

Family:  Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Max. size:  51 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Gulf of California, the Revillegigedo Islands (Socorro), and NW side of Isla del CaƱo, Costa Rica.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms. Feeds on benthic and planktonic invertebrates. Often caught by trawlers and anglers.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.02.98

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