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).
Predation by the oyster toadfish
Opsanus tau (Linnaeus) on blue crabs and mud crabs, predators of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus 1758).
Conversely, although not regularly caught or observed, oyster toadfish
[Opsanus tail (Linnaeus, 1766)] and adult C.
In 1998, NASA sent an oyster toadfish
into space to investigate the effects of microgravity on the development of otolithic organs.
In one hand he carried an oyster toadfish
in a mason jar, and in the other a hermit crab in a drinking glass.
The hair cells came from oyster toadfish
, which are well-establish models for comparison with human inner ears and the sense of balance.
The River Project's newest work (supported by the DEC's Harbor Estuary Program) is an online encyclopedia of vocalizations of New York Harbor fish, including oyster toadfish
, cusk eel, and grubby sculpin.
Oyster reefs are generally considered essential habitat for resident species-those that feed, breed, or seek shelter on reefs--including various species of gobies (e.g., naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc), blennies (e.g., feather blenny, Hypsoblennius hentz), skillet-fish (Gobiesox strumosus), and toadfish (e.g., oyster toadfish
, Opsanus tau) (Coen et al.
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.
hentz, freckled blenny Hypsoblennius ionthas, skilletfish Gobiesox strumosus, oyster toadfish
Opsanus tau, and gulf toadfish Opsanus beta, have been shown to be dependent on oysters for reproduction, depositing their eggs on or inside oyster shells (Breitburg 1999, Coen et al.
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.