Western Frogfish (Batrachomoeus occidentalis)

Also known as Barbell, Frogfish

Description

Also known as Barbell, Frogfish.

Found singly on mud and sand bottoms in estuaries andover off-shore trawling grounds.
They feed on small fish and invertebrates.
Variable in colour to match their surroundings.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 0-50m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

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/10745

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