15th March 2012
Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau)
An oversized head and a large, frowning mouth give the oyster toadfish the look of a tough customer—and in this case appearances are not deceiving. This bottom-dwelling camouflage artist can crush mollusk shells with its jaws and strong teeth, and devour oysters, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish, and a host of other marine creatures. But oyster toadfish males have a soft side. They guard the nest and even keep watch over young hatchlings during their first few weeks of life.
Photo and info from National Geographic

Oyster Toadfish (Opsanus tau)

An oversized head and a large, frowning mouth give the oyster toadfish the look of a tough customer—and in this case appearances are not deceiving. This bottom-dwelling camouflage artist can crush mollusk shells with its jaws and strong teeth, and devour oysters, crabs, shrimp, squid, fish, and a host of other marine creatures. But oyster toadfish males have a soft side. They guard the nest and even keep watch over young hatchlings during their first few weeks of life.

Photo and info from National Geographic


I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted 21-year-old environmental enthusiast.
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