Harlequin Jawfish, Stalix histrio Jordan & Snyder 1902


A Harlequin Jawfish, Stalix histrio, at Iriomote Island, Okinawa, Japan, depth 20 m. Source: orangkucing / http://orangkucing.tumblr.com/. License: CC by Attribution-ShareAlike

Summary:
Video of what may be a Harlequin Jawfish following a Mimic Octopus in the muck diving area of Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Dianne J. Bray, Stalix histrio in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3883

Harlequin Jawfish, Stalix histrio Jordan & Snyder 1902

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Distribution

Known in Australia from Weipa in the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the Lizard Island region, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Harlequin Jawfish, Stalix histrio Jordan & Snyder 1902

References


Rocha, L.A., R. Ross & G. Kopp. 2012. Opportunistic mimicry by a Jawfish. Coral Reefs 31(1): 285 Link to pdf

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37388010

Behaviour:Lives in burrows

Biology:Mouth brooder

Depth:0-40 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:3 cm SL

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