Pictured: The yellowhead jawfish with his mouth full of eggs as they hatch out, releasing the fish.
Hey kids, stop giving me a mouthful! This bright yellow fish is storing hundreds of eggs inside its large, open mouth. The yellowhead jawfish protects its young from predators by keeping them in its mouth for around a week before releasing them.
In the meantime the brooding male occasionally emerges from its burrow to aerate the eggs - spitting them out and sucking...more »