This is more an amazing behavior than a strange behavior! I find it actually incredible!
The male jawfish carries and nurses about 400 eggs at a time in its MOUTH!
The male jawfish is about six-inch long. During reproduction, the female lays about 400 eggs inside his mouth. Then he fertilizes and nurses them. While mouthbrooding, the male jawfish has to keep its mouth open for oxygen to reach the eggs! What a responsability!
These photos are from wildlife photographer and conservationist Zafer Kizilkaya and were taken in said he had never seen one so big when he set his eyes upon it during a dive.
Yeah, so before complaining about carrying a baby in your tummy think about the poor male jawfish!