Can you identify this Florida fish?

Posted on January 5th, 2016

Question: Can you identify this Florida fish that our friend Wayne Murray caught while fishing a shrimp off the dock in southwest Florida inter-coastal waters?


Answer: It’s an Oyster Toadfish that can grow up to 18″ and weigh a little over a pound. They are edible but, anglers catching one are cautioned when handling them since their dorsal and opercular spines are poisonous!

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