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Toadfish, oyster

12 in  	Sullivan's Island, North Jetty, SC, USA	05-October-2013 Darrell Olson 12 in Sullivan's Island, North Jetty, SC, USA 05-October-2013 Darrell Olson

(Opsanus tau) Alternate common names: Toadfish, Dowdy.

The oyster toadfish is an unusually shaped, large-headed fish that generally lives along oyster reefs and vegetated muddy bottoms. It has scaleless skin covered instead by thick mucous and sometimes warts, making it easy to understand why it earned the name "oyster toadfish." Out of water, this fish feels soft and squishy. Oyster toadfish have a tapering body with a plump belly and a large, flat head that tapers to a thin tail. Its nose is rounded, and it has a tremendous mouth with large, blunt teeth. Thick fleshy flaps of skin surround its lips and eyes. There are two sharp spines, located on the gill covers, which the oyster toadfish uses for defense. The ventral fins stretch out like fans and are located under its throat in front of the gill openings.

 

LengthLocationCatch DateAnglerKayak
12 in Sullivan's Island, North Jetty, SC, USA 05-October-2013 Darrell Olson Jackson Big Tuna
11.5 in Charleston, SC, USA 01-September-2013 Lewis G. Brownlee Hobie Pro Angler
6 in Flounder Lake, Meggett, SC, USA 27-July-2013 Darrell Olson Jackson Big Tuna



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