Opsanus tau


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Related to Opsanus tau: oyster fish, Batrachoididae
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Noun1.Opsanus tau - bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouthOpsanus tau - 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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The oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau (Linnaeus, 1766), produces characteristic vocalizations, including territorial, agonistic, and, in the case of males, advertisement calls (Edds-Walton et al., 2002; Maruska and Mensinger, 2009).
Al respecto, Swartz y Van Engel (1968) y Schwartz y Dutcher (1963), mencionan que la proporcion de sexos tambien fue favorable para los machos de la especie Opsanus tau, asi como lo que reportan Palazon, Arias y Sarasquete (2001), quienes trabajaron con Halobatrachus didactylus otra especie de la familia (Batrachoididae), y registraron un comportamiento similar que favorecio a los machos en la proporcion de sexos.
of Linton, 1905 from Anguilla rostrata, Cynoscion regalis, Hemitripterus americanus, Merluccinus bilinearis, Menidia notata, Menticirrhus saxatilis, Opsanus tau, Paralichthys dentatus, Merlinus carolinus, Sphyraena borealis and Synodus foetens; T.
Within the Chordata family, different life stages were seen for the sheepshead Archosargus probatocephalus (length 4.4-9.7 cm, biomass 8.5-19.8 g), pinfish Lagodon rhomboides (length 2.3-7.7 cm, biomass 0.1-8.3), gray snapper Lutjanus griseus (length 3.0-11.2 cm, biomass 0.6-21.3 g), oyster toadfish Opsanus tau (length 2.3-9.0 cm; biomass 0.2-13.3 g), and numerous killifish and goby species (Table 5).
1 1.28 3 Phylum Chordata Class Chonrichthyes Family Myliobatidae Rhinoptera bonasus 7 8.97 8 Class Osteichthyes Family Clupeidae Opisthonema oglinum 1 1.28 3 Brevoortia tyrannus 1 1.28 1 UnID Clupeidae 2 2.56 2 Family Batrachoididae Opsanus tau 1 1.28 1 Family Ophidiidae Ophidion marginatum 1 1.28 1 Ophidion sp.
The male toadfish (Opsanus tau) produces its mating call by contracting the muscles surrounding its gas-filled swim bladder 200 times per second.
morhua and Opsanus tau, between June and July 2008 at MDIBL, Salisbury Cove, Maine.
In the present work we report in vivo concentrations of [Ca.sup.2+], [Cl.sup.-], [K.sup.+], and [Na.sup.+] in the inner ear fluids and blood plasma of the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau Linnaeus.
The oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau Linnaeus, is a benthic marine fish that inhabits the eastern coast of the United States.
Opsanus tau, the oyster toadfish, is an important laboratory animal used in neurophysiologic and diabetes research.
Using this technique, we investigated the activity of primary afferent fibers of the anterior lateral line nerve during self-induced motion in the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau. Adult toadfish (28 [+ or -] 1.4 SE cm standard length, 675 [+ or -] 46 SE g) of either sex were lightly anesthetized in 0.001% tricaine (Sigma) and lightly paralyzed with pancuronium bromide (Sigma) (600 [micro]g/kg).
Opsanus tau, the oyster toadfish, is an important laboratory animal used in hearing and balance research at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) (1).