Thalassophryne montevidensis (Berg, 1893)
Thalassophryne montevidensis
photo by Martins, I.A.

Family:  Batrachoididae (Toadfishes), subfamily: Thalassophryninae
Max. size:  14.4 cm NG (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: southeastern Brazil to Argentina.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-18. Large dark colored species with four tan dorsal saddles under the second dorsal fin and with pale distal margins to the second dorsal, anal, pectoral, and caudal fins (Ref. 30721).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.07.99
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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