Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau)

Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau)

Also Known as ... ugly toad, oyster cracker, oyster catcher, bar dog, mother in law fish, orange crush

Description ...

The oyster toadfish is one of the uglier fish in our waters.  They have a broad flat head with a large mouth and lots of small teeth.  They have strong jaws they use to open or crush clams and oysters, and is recommended to not get your fingers near the mouth or stick them in its mouth.  They lack scales and have slimy skin.  There are spines and bony protrusions at the rear of the head . . .

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