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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Batrachoidiformes
Family: Batrachoididae Toadfishes
Subfamily: Batrachoidinae
Genus: Opsanus

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean, 1880)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Opsanus beta
[Gulf toadfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12.6 cm SL
Opsanus dichrostomus Collette, 2001

Photo by FAO
 
Opsanus dichrostomus
[Bicolor toadfish]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Opsanus pardus (Goode & Bean, 1880)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Opsanus pardus
[Leopard toadfish]

Photo by Albernas, J.I.H.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21.5 cm TL
Opsanus phobetron Walters & Robins, 1961

Photo by Albernas, J.I.H.
 
Opsanus phobetron
[Scarecrow toadfish]

Photo by IGFA

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 43.2 cm TL
Opsanus tau (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by IGFA
 
Opsanus tau
[Oyster toadfish]
5 Species of Family Batrachoididae with Genus Opsanus
(Toadfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1880 Opsanus beta Gulf toadfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
2001 Opsanus dichrostomus Bicolor toadfish Western Atlantic 12.6 SL
1880 Opsanus pardus Leopard toadfish Western Central Atlantic 38 TL
1961 Opsanus phobetron Scarecrow toadfish Western Atlantic 21.5 TL
1766 Opsanus tau Oyster toadfish Western Atlantic 43.2 TL



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