Sunday, 28 July 2019


This is a smooth toadfish (Tetractenos glaber), a member of the pufferfish family. I suspect that the first fish I ever caught was a toadfish, which rapidly inflated itself and scared the hell out of me. What would make someone want to eat one - just on looks alone - is beyond me. The fact that they are deadly poisonous only adds to the general air of menace about them. I photographed it from a jetty in Narooma on the NSW South Coast as it went about its business.


Ken Broadhurst said...

We called them blow toads when I was a kid in Carolina. We didn't eat them.

Susan said...

Good name for them.

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