This yellow-headed jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is a paternal mouthbrooder practicing buccal incubation. I watched him move the eggs around to aerate them with oxygenated water. These jawfish only grow up to 10cm, and it is relatively rare to find one with eggs, so I was quite happy to be able to witness this amazing feat. What a good dad!
|Photo Location:||Little Cayman, Cayman Islands|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D Mark IV|
|Copyright:||© Lindsey Dougherty|