Classification
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  • Japanese
    • ガマアンコウ目
  • Scientific Names
    • Batrachoidiformes
  • English
    • Toadfishes
  • Spanish
    • Peces sapo

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Toadfishes Family Batrachoididae

Observer

akumal

Date

February 7, 2016 11:50 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Splendid Toadfish Sanopus splendidus

Observer

neild

Date

July 23, 2013 11:23 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

DIGITAL CAMERA

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

neild

Date

April 9, 2014 01:57 PM EDT

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Observer

neild

Date

April 13, 2014 11:24 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

bexlloyd

Date

December 29, 2016

Description

10m depth on a wall

Photos / Sounds

What

Specklefin Midshipman Porichthys myriaster

Observer

scdevaney

Date

December 11, 2016 10:59 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

johnturnbull

Date

December 17, 2016 12:38 AM AEDT

Place

Nelson Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Pipeline, Nelson Bay

Photos / Sounds

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What

Splendid Toadfish Sanopus splendidus

Date

December 11, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

johnturnbull

Date

October 17, 2014 01:49 PM AEDT

Description

Clifton Gardens, Sydney Harbour

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

johnturnbull

Date

December 1, 2013 07:55 AM AEDT

Description

This is a juvenile frogfish - you can tell by the banding in the body. Frogfish use their swim bladders to do something remarkable - they can make sounds or "sing" to attract mates. They can also swallow large prey thanks to their expandable stomachs.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

ralfmagee

Date

December 11, 2012
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Description from Wikipedia

Batrachoididae is the only family in the ray-finned fish order Batrachoidiformes. Fish in this family are usually called toadfish: both the English common name and scientific name refer to their toad-like appearance (batrakhos is Greek for frog).

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