Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau)

Also known as Bar Dog, Barbells, Common Toadfish, Frogfishes, Oyster Catcher, Oyster Cracker, Ugly Toad

Description

Also known as Bar Dog, Barbells, Common Toadfish, Frogfish, Oyster Catcher, Oyster Cracker, Ugly Toad.

Found singly often in shallow polluted waters amongst litter strewn and rocky areas around jetties, reefs and wrecks.
They feed on crustaceans and molluscs.
Length - 43cm
Depth - 0-5m
Widespread Western Atlantic

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/3069

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