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

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Photo by Reid, R.

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

Photo by Reid, R.
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)

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Opsanus tau
[Oyster toadfish]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Opsanus beta Gulf toadfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1880
Opsanus dichrostomus Bicolor toadfish Western Atlantic 12.6 SL 2001
Opsanus pardus Leopard toadfish Western Central Atlantic 38 TL 1880
Opsanus phobetron Scarecrow toadfish Western Atlantic 21.5 TL 1961
Opsanus tau Oyster toadfish Western Atlantic 43.2 TL 1766

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