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Opsanus beta (Gulf toadfish)

Synonyms: Batrachus tau beta; Opsanus brasiliensis; Opsanus vandeuseni
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) is a species of toadfish found in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Callinectes sapidus (blue crab)[1]
Dyspanopeus texanus (Gulf grassflat crab)[1]
Epialtus dilatatus (winged mime crab)[1]
Farfantepenaeus duorarum (pink shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Opsanus beta (Gulf toadfish)[1]
Rhithropanopeus harrisii (estuarine mud crab)[1]
Thor dobkini (squat grass shrimp)[1]

Predators

Albula vulpes (Bonefish)[2]
Cynoscion nebulosus (Spotted weakfish)[1]
Lutjanus griseus (Snapper)[1]
Octopus briareus (Caribbean reef octopus)[3]
Opsanus beta (Gulf toadfish)[1]
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)[1]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[1]

Providers

Parasite of 
Contracaecum habena[1]
Neoechinorhynchus agilis[1]
Siphodera vinaledwardsii[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Hysterothylacium reliquens <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Audubon Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Natural Science Center of Greensboro

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Belize; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Gulf of Mexico; Honduras; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Atlantic: Brazil.; USA (contiguous states); Western Central Atlantic: Florida (USA), Little Bahama Bank (Bahamas) and the entire Gulf of Mexico to Campeche, Mexico.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Feeding Habits of bonefish, Albula vulpes, from the waters of the Florida Keys, Roy E. Crabtree, Connie Stevens, Derke Snodgrass, Fredrik J. Stengard, Florida Marine Research Institute, Fishery Bulletin 96(4):754-766 (1998) 3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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