Fish ID: Common Toadfish

Toadfish common toadfish hp
Family Pufferfish (TETRAODONTIDAE)
species Tetractenos hamiltoni
size Up to 14cm
locality Shallow coastal environments, likes mud and sand
behaviour Sometimes buries in sand with just eyes showing
range Tropical and sub-tropical waters

Identify as a pufferfish through lack of spines, clear paddle-like pectoral fins, posterior and anal fins. Slow swimmer. Often sits half-buried in sand. Mottled top of back to aid camouflage against substrate.