A new deep-sea jawfish

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A new deep-sea jawfish


Opistognathus schrieri, holotype, UF 185355, male, 48.0 mm SL, fresh (immediate postmortem), off Curaçao (Z.S. Randall)

Like most jawfish such as its better known blue-spotted (Opistognathus rosenblatti) and yellowheaded jawfish (O. aurifrons), O. schrieri is found living on/in sand beds; the type locality is pea-sized rubble sand bed.  Little else is known about the new species at this time.

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Opistognathus schrieri is described in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

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I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

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