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Bluespotted Jawfish
Opistognathus rosenblatti
8 cm


Where Bluespotted Jawfish are found. Map from GBIF.
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Lifestyle
I make my home using my enormous mouth to dig a hole, or burrow in the sand. At night I will cover the entrance, and every morning I rebuild it. I will line my burrow with pebbles and shells to make sure it is extra strong. Sometimes I will steal parts from burrows of other jawfish to make mine better! I spend my days around my burrow; it gives me excellent protection from predators.
Fun Facts
"Jawfish" is a very good name for me, because my mouth is very, very large compared to the rest of my body. OK, lets just admit it, my mouth is HUGE. My mouth is also very strong! I use it for eating, but I also use it to make my home. I scoop up sand, coral rubble, and broken shells to make a hole, or burrow, to live in. I also use my mouth to raise my kids; I hold my eggs in my mouth until they hatch.
Menu
Feeding is easy for me! I open my mouth and tiny animals called zooplankton just float in! Because I only eat other animals, I am a carnivore.
Threats
Reefs are in danger, and that means so is my home!
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