Gulf toadfish

The gulf toadfish was originally named Batrachus tau beta by well-known deep sea ichthyologists G. Brown Goode and Tarleton H. Bean in 1880. It is currently recognized as Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880), the scientifically valid name in use today. More

The Gulf Toadfish (Opsanus beta) is sometimes called an Orange Toadfish. It belongs to the family named Batrachoididae. Typically reaching a max size of about 12.0 inches in length, the Gulf Toadfish is semi-aggressive in nature and hardy in stamina. More

The gulf toadfish is a bottom-dwelling fish found off the coast of Florida and is a favorite dolphin dish. In fact, 80 percent of bottlenose dolphin diets contain sound-producing fish. More

Gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta, are poorly represented in ecological studies and their reproductive strategies relatively undefined. Our preliminary investigations into breeding seasons and mating behaviors of a Florida gulf toadfish population have revealed several unique and previously undocumented strategies. More

But the gulf toadfish has a very interesting life history. They spawn in February and March when the water temperature begins to rise again. The male selects a More

Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) were continuously exposed as embryos, sac fry and juveniles to technical chlorpyrifos in two 49-day early life-stage toxicity tests. Survival was significantly (a= #0.05) reduced only in 150 More

Gulf toadfish can be found across the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Texas. Individuals are often found on oyster bars and Thalassia seagrass beds. More

Remage-Healey first suspected that gulf toadfish could listen in on hungry dolphins' calls two years ago while recording the mating calls of the male toadfish off the Gulf coast of Florida. "Then, they all stopped calling," Remage-Healey recalled. More

Gulf Toadfish (Opsanus beta): Gulf toadfish males have specialized swimbladder muscles that are used to produce the sound known as the 'boatwhistle'. There are 69 species of toadfishes, and the sounds of only five species are known. More

Gulf toadfish Opsanus beta (Goode and Bean) were collected from Biscayne Bay, Florida, using a roller trawl by a commercial fisher in June 2001 More

Gulf toadfish build their nests in shallow waters along the southeastern and Gulf coasts of the United States. This undated handout photo provided by the journal Science shows a closeup of the head of a male Gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta. More

species, the gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta, which inhabits the shallow marine waters of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. More

Order : Batrachoidiformes
Family : Batrachoididae
Genus : Opsanus
Species : Opsanus beta
Authority : Goode and Bean, 1880