Black Jawfish, Opistognathus inornatus Ramsay & Ogilby 1887


A Black Jawfish, Opistognathus inornatus, from near Mission River, Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, May 2018. Source: Gordon Black / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A dark brown jawfish usually lacking spots, if present, spots relatively large and sparse, and an unspotted pectoral fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2020, Opistognathus inornatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3490

Black Jawfish, Opistognathus inornatus Ramsay & Ogilby 1887

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Distribution

Endmic to northern Australia, from Exmouth, Western Australia, to the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland. 

Species Citation

Opistognathus inornatus Ramsay & Ogilby 1887, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2 2(3): 561. Type locality: Derby, Western Australia.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Black Jawfish, Opistognathus inornatus Ramsay & Ogilby 1887

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Ramsay, E.P. & Ogilby, J.D. 1887. Descriptions of new Australian fishes. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 2 2(3): 561-564 See ref at BHL

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 2004. Descriptions of Six New Species of Jawfishes (Opistognathidae: Opistognathus) from Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 56: 209-224 DOI: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1422, open access

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CAAB Code:37388002

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