Bartail jawfish

The bartail jawfish (Opistognathus cuvierii) is a species of jawfish known only from reefs in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of southern Brazil. This species can reach a length of 11.4 centimetres (4.5 in) SL.[1] The specific name honours the French naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769-1832).[2]

Bartail jawfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Opistognathidae
Genus: Opistognathus
O. cuvierii
Binomial name
Opistognathus cuvierii
  • Gnathypops cuvieri (Valenciennes, 1836) (Note - Specific epithet misspelled)


  1. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Opistognathus cuvierii" in FishBase. February 2014 version.
  2. Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (29 March 2018). "Subseries OVALENTARIA: Incertae sedis". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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