Batrachoididae


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Batrachoididae

[‚ba·trə′kȯi·də‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The single family of the order Batrachoidiformes.
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And in the case of one family of fishes, the Batrachoididae, the real beauty of the creatures may be in the remarkable methods the males have evolved for attracting mates.
Geographic population structure and species differences in mitochondrial DNA of mouthbrooding marine catfishes (Ariidae) and demersal spawning toadfishes Batrachoididae).
Responses of two coral reef toad fishes (Batrachoididae) to the demise of their primary prey, the sea urchin Diadema antillarum.
Ecology and reproduction of Opsanus beta (Actinopterygii: Batrachoididae) in the Alvarado Lagoon, Veracruz, Mexico.
N X 49 131 38 (unidentified S X 3 71 5 smelt species) ARGENTINIDAE Argentina sialis O 3 88 23 (Pacific Argentine) BATRACHOIDIDAE Porichthys notatus S X X X 3 126 38 (Plainfin Midshipman) OPHIDIIDAE Chilara taylori O X 1 (Spotted Cuskeel) MERLUCCIIDAE Merluccius O X 781 136.
These were the two gadids (Atlantic cod and haddock), the toadfish (Opsanus tau, family Batrachoididae), and the tautog (Tautoga onitis, family Labridae).
Geographic population structure and species differences in mitochondrial DNA of mouthbreeding marine catfishes (Ariidae) and demersal spawning toadfishes (Batrachoididae).
Pacific toadfish hes of the genus Porichthys (Batrachoididae) with descriptions of three new species.
-- 45 45 SERRANIDAE Rypticus randalli -- 48 48 GOBIIDAE Ctenogobius shufeldti -- 2 2 BATRACHOIDIDAE Porichthys porosissimus (Cuvier, 1829) -- 1 1 EPHIPPIDAE Chaetodipterus faber (Broussonet, 1782) -- 1 1 OPHICTHIDAE Ophichthus gomesu (Castelnau, 1855) -- 1 1 ACHIRIDAE Achirus lineatus -- 1 1 PARALICHTHYIDAE Citharichthys arenaceus Evermann and 4 4 8 Marsh, 1900 Citharichthys spilopterns Gunther, 1862 4 -- 4 Citharichthys sp.
Their smallest red snapper keyed on invertebrates, then showed a sharp increase in dependency upon prey fish above 175 mm FL, when Batrachoididae (toadfish) became a dominant component.