Western Frogfish (Batrachomoeus occidentalis)

Also known as Barbells, Frogfish


Also known as Barbells, Frogfish.

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

Toadfish can make a load croaking noise with their swim bladders. They breathe air when out of water for up to 24hrs. 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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