Definition of Toadfish

1. Noun. Bottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth.

Exact synonyms: Opsanus Tau
Group relationships: Batrachoididae, Family Batrachoididae
Specialized synonyms: Oyster Fish, Oyster-fish, Oysterfish
Generic synonyms: Acanthopterygian, Spiny-finned Fish



Definition of Toadfish

1. n. Any marine fish of the genus Batrachus, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species (Batrachus tau) is very common in shallow water. Called also oyster fish, and sapo.

Definition of Toadfish

1. Noun. Any of the ray-finned fishes of family Batrachoididae, benthic ambush predators. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toadfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Toadfish

1. Any marine fish of the genus Batrachus, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species (Batrachus tau) is very common in shallow water. Synonym: oyster fish, and sapo. The angler. A swellfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toadfish

to whom this may concern
to windward
to wisse
to wit
toad
toad-in-the-hole
toad-like
toad-strangler
toad frog
toad in the hole
toad lily
toad rush
toad skin
toadeaters
toadfish (current term)
toadfishes
toadflax
toadflaxes
toadhead
toadied
toadies
toadish
toadless
toadlet
toadlets
toadlike
toadly
toadrush
toads

Literary usage of Toadfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1907)
"The invagination is much more extensive and the specialization of elements proceeds much further in the mad toms than in the toadfish. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1878)
"The toadfish meets with no more mercy than the catfish. ... A favourite amusement among boys is to take the toadfish and roll him with the palm of the hand. ..."

3. Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries for the Fiscal Year ... and Special by United States Bureau of Fisheries (1907)
"The toadfish (Opsanus tan) varies from several to 1C inches in length. It has a robust body with a slimy, scaleless surface and a large broad head, ..."

4. Exhibition (1893)
"The different articles were as follows : One alcoholic specimen showing adult characteristics of toadfish. Ten stages in the development of the toadfish, ..."

5. The Letter of Dr. Diego Alvarez Chanca, Dated 1484 by Diego Alvarez Chanca, Augstine Marcus Fernández de Ybarra (1907)
"Later Mr. Hudson caught a toadfish (Opsanus pardus) and placed it in a ... He thus ascertained that it was the toadfish that was the mysterious songster. ..."

6. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSports & Recreation (1999)
"toadfish - The toadfish can be found in warm coastal waters worldwide hiding ... It is therefore advisable to shuffle your feet to scare off toadfish when ..."

7. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"Opsanus pardus, the leopard toadfish, or sapo, of the Gulf coast, lives in deeper water and is prettily marked with dark-brown spots on a light yellowish ..."

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