The Leopard Jawfish features a prominent ocellus at the front of the dorsal fin and an ocular band that extends down to its chin.
The Leopard Jawfish should be kept in an aquarium with docile tank mates and at least 3 to 4 inches of mixed substrate for burrowing. A supply of broken coral branches, clam or snail shells, and assorted pieces of rubble will be eagerly welcomed as essential den-building materials.
Jawfish display territorial aggression towards others of their own species, so only one specimen, or a mated pair, should be kept per tank. Multiple Leopard Jawfish may be kept if they are housed together in a large enough tank where each Leopard Jawfish can comfortably establish their own territories. Similar to other Jawfish, an aquarium with a tight-fitting lid is required to prevent potential escape.
The diet of the Leopard Jawfish should consist of a variety of marine fish, crustacean flesh, and mysis shrimp.