Did you know? These hardy bottom-dwellers can tolerate poor conditions, such as polluted water or low oxygen and can even survive outside of the water for a period of time.
Toadfish are ambush predators, camouflaging along the seafloor to catch their prey off guard. Their powerful jaws and sharp spines make them formidable predators.
As their name implies, toadfish can make a sound reminiscent of a toad’s croak. Vibrating their swim bladder, male toadfish “sing” to attract a mate.
Fun fact: In the late ‘90s, NASA sent two oyster toadfish to space to study the effect of microgravity on the vestibular system—the sensory system that helps us keep our sense of balance.
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