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Short-nosed batfish, toadfish

Ogcocephalus nasutus

Description:

Strange fish with paddle like fins, hops along the sea floor using its 'nose' to dig for mollusks and other small prey items.

Habitat:

Shallow warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Notes:

Highly venomous, called Toadfish by local residents.

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freespirit
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freespirit

Stann Creek, Belize

Spotted on Oct 10, 2009
Submitted on Oct 29, 2011

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