Silver Toadfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789)


Other Names: Giant Toadfish, Giant Toado, North-west Blowfish, Silver Pufferfish, Silver-checked Toadfish, Silver-stripe Pufferfish

Silver Toadfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus. Source: Rudie H. Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A dark greenish-grey puffer with black spots densely scattered on the upper head and body, bluish-grey sides with a broad silver band along the head and body, greyish-white ventral surface, a yellowish-grey caudal fin, and a pale anal fin.

Video of a Silver Toadfish at a BRUV (Baited Remote Underwater Video) off Coral Bay, in the Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia, depth 35 m.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Lagocephalus sceleratus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/868

Silver Toadfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789)

References


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CAAB Code:37467007

Danger:Poisonous

Max Size:97 cm

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