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toad·fish

 (tōd′fĭsh′)
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.

toadfish

(ˈtəʊdˌfɪʃ)
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

toad•fish

(ˈtoʊdˌfɪʃ)

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.
[1605–15]
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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Each spring, when the male midshipman, a close relative of the toadfish, advertises for mates off the West Coast, new boaters invariably call talk shows, newspapers and local aquaria to report a strange humming they interpret as a naval experiment or an underground earthquake.
Mitochondrial genomes for fish range from 15,800 for the lake whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis (Shields et al., 1992), to 19,500 for the marine toadfish, Opsanus tau (Arise et al., 1987) and the sculpin, Scorpaena guttata (Beckwitt and Petruska, 1985).
A Toadfish B Harold Bishop C Jim Robinson D Darren Stark
Flamingo guides and regulars first noticed the dying turtlegrass and shoal grass, and fish kills (mainly toadfish, pinfish, mangrove snapper and mullet) in June of 2015.
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His rivals include model Lacey Banghard, former footballer Neil Ruddock and Ryan Moloney, who plays 'Toadfish' in the Australian soap Neighbours.
But we expect X Factor finalist Rylan to make mincemeat out of the others, who may or may not include jockey Frankie Dettori, Claire from Steps, Gillian Taylforth and Toadfish from Neighbours.
But even though Rylan's only been a celebrity for five minutes, we expect the X Factor finalist to make mincemeat out of the rest, who may or may not include jockey Frankie Dettori, Claire from Steps, Gillian Taylforth and Toadfish from Neighbours.
The gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) was the only other soniferous fish recorded.
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.
Chesapeake Bight (Delaware-North Carolina) Gobies, spot, striped bass, black sea bass, white perch, Morone americanus; toadfish, scup, drum, croaker, spot, sheepshead porgy, pinfish, tautog, and northern puffer, Sphaeroides maculatus; have been reported common on reef habitats in this area (Arve, 1960; Richards and Castagna, 1970; Feigenbaum et al., 1985; Breitburg, 1999; Coen et al., 1999).
I also found toadfish (Opsanus beta), blennies (Hypsoblennius hentzii, Parablennius marmoreus, and Chasmodes saburrae), octopus (Octopus joubini), ocelated moray eels (Gymnothorax saxicola), and hairy wharf crabs (Pilumnus sayi) in the pipes.