Oyster Toad

Oyster Toad

Opsanus tau

                             

 

 

 

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  • Distinguishing characteristics: Its skin color normally looks likes the environment it is living in. The maximum length is about 38 cm.

 

In the Wild

  • Habitat:  They can be found anywhere from Main to the Caribbean Sea. It lives in freshwater.   They found at the very bottom of the body of water they are in.
  • Diet:  It is an omnivore. It eats amphipods, squid, crustaceans, mollusks, and other small fish.
  • Predators:  May be eaten by sharks.
  • Size:  They’re maximum length is about 38 cm.
  • Breeding:  They normally lay their eggs in the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Life Span:  They live for about a year.

 

 

In the Aquatics Lab

  • Diet:
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  • Quantity:  We currently have no oyster toadfish in the aquatics lab.

 

 

Other information

  • Virginia Regulations: None
  • Commercial Uses: No commercial use because people think they don’t taste good.

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