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The Knifejaw lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 50 - 400 m environment.

Knifejaws are a small family of subtropical and temperate water fishes with deep, narrow bodies and sometimes striking color patterns. They are also called "false parrotfishes" because their teeth are fused into sharp beaks, used to crush molluscs and other shelled animals. More

The barred knifejaw is a rare fish found in the ocean and sells for 5,000 Bells at Tom Nook's store. It appears all day in spring and summer and is black with seven white stripes. More

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Although knifejaws are rare in the main Hawaiian Islands, the dive crews have begun encountering large individuals. A two- foot long knifejaw is hard to miss. They are usually observed as solitary animals or found in small groups. More

The Knifejaw has teeth in both jaws that are fused into a parrot-like beak. It is brown to yellow-grey above and pale below. The sides are crossed by five dark bars. More

Spearfishing Cape Knifejaw from a shoal at Cape St Francis Spearfishing Cape Knifejaw from a s... More

knifejaw or the striped beakperch, is a tropical fish found primarily in Japanese waters,and its main habitat are coral reefs. It has only been sighted in Hawaii once. More

Common names

Conway in English
Hoofjaw in English
Horseshoe-jaw in English
Knifejaw in English
Parrot fish in English
眼带石鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
眼帶石鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Oplegnathidae
Genus : Oplegnathus
Species : Oplegnathus woodwardi
Authority : Waite, 1900