Prickly Toadfish

Contusus brevicaudus Hardy, 1981

Body robust, somewhat rounded, densely covered by small spines that extend onto tail base; dorsal and anal fins reaching or almost reaching tail base; lower edge of eye well above pectoral-fin base. Pale grey to yellowish above, with indistinct grey to medium brown spots on back and upper sides behind pectoral-fin base; light grey on top of head to upper lip and down both sides of eye, sometimes merging on cheek; no spots on belly

How to identify Contusus brevicaudus?

What habitats does Contusus brevicaudus live in?

On sandy bottoms and in seagrass beds in bays, estuaries out to a depth of around 20m

What is the distribution of Contusus brevicaudus?

From New South Wales, Western Australia, and around Tasmania

How big does Contusus brevicaudus grow?

Can grow to a length of around 26cm

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