Grunting Toadfish (Allenbatrachus grunniens)

Also known as Barbells, Freshwater Toadfish, Frogfish

Description

Also known as Barbells, Freshwater Toadfish, Frogfish.

Found singly on sheltered muddy bottoms over estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and molluscs.
Variable in colour to match their surroundings.
Length - 30cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Found in the aquarium trade!

Toadfish can make a loud croaking noise with their swim bladders. Their mouth can open and expand to the width of their bodies to engulf large prey.
Has poisonous spines. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6391

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Grunting Toadfish . Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Grunting Toadfish (Juvenile)

Grunting Toadfish (Juvenile)

Read more…

0 comments

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: