Yellowhead jawfish with eggs in the Caymans, too!
Lauren and I were blessed with an extremely productive trip to the Caymans. We visited Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. Echoing my May trip to Turks & Caicos, we found male yellowhead jawfish incubating eggs in their mouths around Little Cayman. Though we are just now starting to review and process the imagery, you can view some of the initial Cayman jawfish shots here:
In case you missed the jawfish information in my previous post: The clear-to-pink eggs are newly fertilized, while the silver eggs are mature and about to be released. A male will typically protect the eggs in its mouth for seven to nine days, then the fry will swim away to start their own respective life journeys. Males will not eat while they heed the call of parenthood.