Leopard Toadfish (Opsanus pardus)

Also known as Barbell, Frogfish

Description

Also known as Barbell, Frogfish.

Found singly over rockandsandy bottoms or around shipwrecks in deep water rocky off-shore reefs.
They feed on benthic fish and invertebrates.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 0-90m
Western Central Atlantic - Gulf of Mexico

Toadfish can make a load 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/3068

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