Blotched Jawfish, Opistognathus latitabundus Click to enlarge image
A Blotched Jawfish caught on hook and line (lure) at the entrance to the marina, Gladstone, Queensland, September 2015. Image: Brett Ellis
© Brett Ellis

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    latitabundus
    Genus
    Opistognathus
Blotched Jawfish, Opistognathus latitabundus
A Blotched Jawfish caught on hook and line (lure) at the entrance to the marina, Gladstone, Queensland, September 2015. Image: Brett Ellis
© Brett Ellis

The Blotched Jawfish is tropical species that occurs around Australia's northern coast from north-western Western Australia to Mackay, Queensland. This fish extends the known range of the species south to Gladstone

Thank you to Jeff Johnson for identifying the fish.


Blotched Jawfish - front on
Anterior view of a Blotched Jawfish in an aquarium. The fish was caught on hook and line (lure) at the entrance to the marina, Gladstone, Queensland, September 2015. Image: Brett Ellis
© Brett Ellis

Anterior view of a Blotched Jawfish in an aquarium. The fish was caught on hook and line (lure) at the entrance to the marina, Gladstone, Queensland, September 2015.