Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Opistognathidae
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Macleay.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - ? m (Ref. 9002), usually 30 - 50 m (Ref. 27115). Subtropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115)
Western Pacific: probably from southern Queensland to Sydney Harbor (Australia).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Inhabits sand and rubble flats near reefs (Ref. 9002).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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