Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits shallow muddy bottoms. Abundant in mangrove-lined lagoons. Feeds mainly on small gastropod mollusks and crustaceans. Marketed fresh, but the flesh is of low quality.
  • Collette, B.B. 1978 Batrachoididae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31), Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3273)
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Distribution

Western Central Atlantic: Venezuela. Status of threat from Ref. 11858.
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Northeastern South America.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Analsoft rays: 19 - 21
  • Smith, C.L. 1997 National Audubon Society field guide to tropical marine fishes of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. 720 p. (Ref. 26938)
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Size

Maximum size: 300 mm TL
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Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3273)); max. published weight: 350 g (Ref. 3273)
  • Collette, B.B. 1978 Batrachoididae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31), Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3273)
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Diagnostic Description

Fine filaments, no scales, over top of head (Ref. 26938).
  • Smith, C.L. 1997 National Audubon Society field guide to tropical marine fishes of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York. 720 p. (Ref. 26938)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; marine
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits shallow muddy bottoms. Abundant in mangrove-lined lagoons. Feeds mainly on small gastropod molluscs and crustaceans.
  • Collette, B.B. 1978 Batrachoididae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31), Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3273)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
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Assessor/s
Acero, A.

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Contributor/s
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Threats

Vulnerable (VU) (D2)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; price category: unknown; price reliability:
  • Collette, B.B. 1978 Batrachoididae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31), Volume 1. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3273)
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Wikipedia

Cotuero toadfish

The cotuero toadfish (Batrachoides manglae) is a species of toadfish found in tropical waters along the Atlantic Coasts of Colombia and Venezuela. This species grows to a length of 30 cm (12 in).[1][2] It is of minor importance in commercial fisheries.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Batrachoides manglae" in FishBase. April 2012 version.
  2. ^ Acero, A. 1996. Batrachoides manglae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007
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