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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



Parasitized by 
Contracaecum habena[1]
Hysterothylacium reliquens <Unverified Name>[4]
Neoechinorhynchus agilis[1]
Siphodera vinaledwardsii[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


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.;

External References



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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