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n. pl. toadfish or toad·fish·es
Any of various chiefly marine fishes of the family Batrachoididae, having a broad flattened head and a wide mouth with sharp teeth, and producing grunting sounds.


n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any spiny-finned bottom-dwelling marine fish of the family Batrachoididae, of tropical and temperate seas, having a flattened tapering body and a wide mouth



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any bottom-dwelling fish of the family Batrachoididae, of U.S. Atlantic coasts, having a froglike head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toadfish - bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouthtoadfish - bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
Batrachoididae, family Batrachoididae - toadfishes; related to anglers and batfishes
oyster fish, oysterfish, oyster-fish - a variety of toadfish
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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Male Atlantic toadfish, for example, contract and relax their swimbladder muscles up to 100-200 times per second to produce short, repetitive "boatwhistle" calls, but there are long periods of silence to recuperate energy.
Predation by the oyster toadfish Opsanus tau (Linnaeus) on blue crabs and mud crabs, predators of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus 1758).
Other baits yield more "by catch" such as juvenile grouper, snapper, grunts and toadfish.
As we watched, we became aware of several toadfish Tetractenos sp.
Roja S (2011) Biology of Flat Toadfish, Colletteichthys dussumeri (Valenciennes, 1837) of Cochin Estuary.
The influence of oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau) and crabs (Callinectes sapidus and Xanthidae) on survival of oyster (Crassostrea virginica) spat in Chesapeake Bay: does spat protection always work?
Already the widening of the Suez Canal has brought the lagocephalus, also known as silver-cheeked toadfish, which is an extremely poisonous type of pufferfish, and the lionfish, another venomous marine fish, to Cyprus, coordinator of the event Kelly Martinou said.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Armed Forces of Malta Rescue Coordination Centre Thursday assisted an unnamed Filipino sailor who was stung by a poisonous silver-cheeked toadfish.
Aureliano, "Acute effects of vanadate oligomers on heart, kidney, and liver histology in the Lusitanian toadfish (Halobatrachus didactylus)," Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, vol.
Other abundant nonfishery species were mud crabs (family Xanthidae), portly spider crab (Libinia emarginata), blennies (suborder Blennioidei), pinfish (Lagodon rhomboides), and oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau).