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Noun1.Batrachoididae - toadfishesBatrachoididae - toadfishes; related to anglers and batfishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Pediculati, Pediculati - anglers and batfishes; spiny-finned marine fishes having pectoral fins at the ends of armlike processes and a long movable spine on the dorsal fin to lure prey to the large mouth
Opsanus tau, toadfish - bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
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Common name Family North coast (NC) thresher shark Alopiidae wolf-eel Anarhichadidae sablefish Anoplopomatidae jacksmelt Atherinidae plainfin midshipman Batrachoididae speckled sanddab Bothidae jack mackerel Carangidae blue shark Carcharhinidae medusafish Centrolophidae Pacific sardine Clupeidae Pacific herring Clupeidae Pac.
Their smallest red snapper keyed on invertebrates, then showed a sharp increase in dependency upon prey fish above 175 mm FL, when Batrachoididae (toadfish) became a dominant component.