Animal Species:Scalytail Toadfish, Torquigener squamicauda (Ogilby, 1910)

The Scalytail Toadfish is an Australian endemic species.

Scalytail Toadfish, Torquigener squamicauda

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Standard Common Name

Scalytail Toadfish

Alternative Name/s

Brushtail Toadfish

Identification

The species looks similar to the Weeping Toadfish but lacks the 'tear lines' on the cheek.

Size range

It grows to about 15 cm in length.

Distribution

The Scalytail Toadfish only occurs in Australian waters.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Torquigener squamicauda

Classification

Species:
squamicauda
Genus:
Torquigener
Family:
Tetraodontidae
Order:
Tetraodontiformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1.  Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. & H. Debelius. 2006. World Atlas of Marine Fishes. IKAN-Unterwasserarchiv. Pp. 720.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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