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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.
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Distribution

Western Central Atlantic: Venezuela. Status of threat from Ref. 11858.
  • Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez 1992 Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aquas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. 513 p. Preparado con el financiamento de la Comisión de Comunidades Europeas y de NORAD. (Ref. 5217)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5217&speccode=7 External link.
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Northeastern South America.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Analsoft rays: 19 - 21
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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)
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Diagnostic Description

Fine filaments, no scales, over top of head (Ref. 26938).
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Ecology

Habitat

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.
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Conservation

Threats

Vulnerable (VU) (D2)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; price category: unknown; price reliability:
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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 centimetres (12 in) TL. This species is of minor importance in commercial fisheries.

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