Pearly Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)
Common Name: Pearly Jawfish
Scientific Name: Opistognathus aurifrons
Min. Tank Size: 30 gallons
Captive Care: Easy
Max. Size: 10 cm (3.9")
Range: Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bahamas to Barbados and northern South America.
Depth: 3 - 40m (9.8 - 131ft)
Remarks: Also called the Yellowheaded Jawfish. Prefers sandy bottom of 4-5" with rubbles to build its burrow. Usually shy at first, but once it finds a place to burrow and feel safe it is very playful and interesting to watch. Like other jawfish they are almost guaranteed jumpers and a tight lid is required.