White-spotted Toadfish (Sanopus astrifer)

Also known as Barbells, Frogfish, Starry Toadfish

Description

Also known as Barbells, Frogfish, Starry Toadfish.

Found singly in caves and hollows, beneath corals and rocks over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish, molluscs and worms.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 5-30m
Western Central Atlantic - Belize, Honduras

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/47246

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