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Opistognathus evermanni (Jordan and Snyder, 1902)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Opistognathidae  
 Genus Opistognathus  
  Opistognathus evermanni    (Jordan & Snyder, 1902) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Gnathypops evermanni   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fish of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body elongate, slightly compressed. Head large and blunt. Eyes relatively large and high on head. Mouth large; Posterior end of upper jaw not reaching opercle. Moderate canine-like teeth in a single row along sides of jaws. Dorsal fin shallowly notched between spinous and soft portions, with XI spines and 10 or 11 rays; anal fin with II spines and 10 rays; caudal fin pointed. Area before dorsal fin covered with scales. Body pale yellowish brown, head brown, and several irregular streak on sides; dorsal and anal fins with a broad black band and margin; pelvic fin with black marking; caudal with two dark bands.  
Habitat: Rare species. Mouthbrooders. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from Japan to the South China Sea. It is very rare and only found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382216
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Opistognathus evermanni (Jordan & Snyder , 1902)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Opistognathidae (Jawfishes)
Etymology: Opistognathus: Greek, opisthe = behind + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on authors: Jordan & Snyder .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: Japan to the South China Sea.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rare species. Mouthbrooders (Ref. 240 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Employ mouthbrooding to care for their young (Ref. 240 ).

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino , 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  . Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .

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