Smooth Toadfish

Tetractenos glaber (Fréminville 1813)

A small puffer fish with a yellow green to brown back covered with dark brown to black irregular spots with four dark bars across the body and is white underneath and has a bright yellow to orange eye.

This species unlike others in this family does not have prominent spines on its body. Like other pufferfish, it can inflate itself with water or air.

This species is abundant in the area with large numbers in the river and along the coastline and is often and unwanted by catch and pest species eating baits off hooks when fishing the river or the shoreline.

Dangerous:The Smooth Toadfish flesh is highly poisonous as it contains tetrodotoxin, Eating this fish can have fatal consequences

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What habitats does Tetractenos glaber live in?

Seagrass beds and sandy or muddy areas in shallow bays and estuaries

What is the distribution of Tetractenos glaber?

It is native to shallow coastal and estuarine waters of southeastern Australia

How big does Tetractenos glaber grow?

Can grow to around 16cm long

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