Scalytail Toadfish, Torquigener squamicauda Click to enlarge image
A Scalytail Toadfish at a depth of 2 m, Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland, 4 August 2013. Image: Deb Aston
© Deb Aston

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    squamicauda
    Genus
    Torquigener
    Family
    Tetraodontidae
    Order
    Tetraodontiformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 15 cm in length.

Introduction

The Scalytail Toadfish is an Australian endemic species.

Identification

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

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.



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.