Greg Ditzler

Fish caught by Greg Ditzler fishing in North Carolina on 06/04/09

Posted by Greg Ditzler over 11 years ago

Fish caught by Greg Ditzler fishing in North Carolina on 06/04/09
Unknown fish caught by Greg Ditzler fishing on Thursday June 04, 2009 at 14:50 near Carolina Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina (NC), United States North America using a squid

Toadfish, catching a variety any way.

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Mark Rice

Family: Batrachoididae

Species: Opsanus tau (Linnaeus, 1766)

Range: western Atlantic from Maine to the West Indies.

Habitat: found on mud, oyster shell, rock, along sand bottoms and garbage dumps in shallow water.

Food: preys on crustaceans, mollusks, fish, and just about anything else it can get its mouth on.

Characters useful in identification: bulging eyes; fleshy flaps (whiskers) on cheeks and jaws; broad, flat heads.

Color: skin is yellowish to brown with dark brown oblique bars and brown reticulations.

Image courtesy: Fisherman's Guide: Fishes of the Southeastern United States.
Charles Manooch, III, author. Duane Raver, Jr. , illustrator.

Reproduction: toadfish are known for producing vocalizations, accomplished by rapid muscle contractions. The male produces a "foghorn" sound which may attract females to a nesting site. The spawning season lasts from April to October.

Maximum size: 38 cm TL (1.25 ft.)

Other interesting tidbits:

The toadfish has no commercial value and is generally considered a nuisance due to its powerful and potentially dangerous jaws which make it tough to remove from fishing hooks; however, it is edible.
It can survive out of water for extended periods.
This fish is also plays an important role in medical research.
NASA and the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole just completed experiments in which toadfish were sent to space. To read about this research, go here.

Posted by Mark Rice over 11 years ago

Mark Rice

checking it out looks like a toadfish/oystercracker to me...we used to have em up in barneget bay...sea robin have little legs behind/under their gills def not robin

Posted by Mark Rice over 11 years ago

John Wright

cool looking fish

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 11 years ago

THE  HAMMER

SEA HANK

Posted by THE HAMMER Elite Member over 11 years ago

Greg Ditzler

That's what I call them, but it may be sea robin is the real name, I don't know if toadfish and sea robin are the same fish. Hooked in doesn't have a category for them in their dropdown.

Posted by Greg Ditzler over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

MAN I WAS WONDERING WHAT THESE FISH WERE CALLED, I WENT TO THE CHESEPEKE BAY LAST WEEKEND AND WAS FISHING FOR CROAKER AND SPOT, AND ME AND MY BUDDIES KEPT CATCHING THESE LITTLE GUYS AND WE WERE NOT SURE WHAT KIND OF FISH THEY WERE....SO THEY ARE CALLED TOADFISH? WELL THE NAME SUITS THEM WELL CUZ THATS EXACTLY WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE....

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Tom Sehr

whatever it is, it's wicked looking !!

Posted by Tom Sehr Expert Member over 11 years ago

Bill Woods

Looks like a sea robin

Posted by Bill Woods Expert Member over 11 years ago

Ronald Knauff

I'm pretty sure that is a sea robin.

Posted by Ronald Knauff Expert Member over 11 years ago

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