The species can be recognised by the silver stripe along the sides of the body and the greenish coloured back with dark spots.
It is a pelagic species that usually occurs in coastal waters.
The Silver Toadfish is found widely throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region. 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.
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