Daector dowi (Jordan & Gilbert, 1887)
Dow's toadfish
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Batrachoididae (Toadfishes), subfamily: Thalassophryninae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Puntarenas, Costa Rica to Gulf of Guayaquil, Peru.
Diagnosis:  Body small and elongated; head wide and depressed; mouth broad; eyes dorsal; gill openings located at back of head; dorsal fin with 3 spines; pelvic fins sub-jugular; dorsal and anal fins free from caudal; anal fin with 28 to 30 rays; one lateral line; upper half head and body dark brown with white vermiculations and a white bar across the lateral line; ventral region whitish; dorsal fin black and spiny (Ref. 55763).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow waters (Ref. 9277).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.06.95
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 08.11.05

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