Halfnaked Jawfish, Opistognathus seminudus Smith-Vaniz 2004


A Halfnaked Jawfish, Opistognathus seminudus, from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Source: Fenton Walsh / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A relatively small pale jawfish with a brown mottled pattern and a black ocellus on the spinous dorsal fin.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Opistognathus seminudus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 Sep 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3495

Halfnaked Jawfish, Opistognathus seminudus Smith-Vaniz 2004

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Distribution

Endemic to the Great Barrier Reef, from Lizard Island to One Tree Island, Queensland. 

Colour

Head and body pale with irregular, brown wavy lines or oblong spots along the sides, a black ocellus on the anterior part of the dorsal fin, and a fins brown basal stripe on the dorsal and anal fins.

Etymology

The specific name seminudus is from the Latin semi meaning 'half' and nudus meaning'bare' or 'naked' in reference to the naked anterior half of the body.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37388014

Depth:0.5–22 m

Habitat:Reef associated, in burrows

Max Size:9 cm SL

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