ntoadfishbottom-dwelling fish having scaleless slimy skin and a broad thick head with a wide mouth
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The mating call of a male toadfish, who are underwater, is so loud that it can be heard by humans above water
nToadfish(Zoöl) Any marine fish of the genus Batrachus, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species (Batrachus tau) is very common in shallow water. Called also oyster fish, and sapo.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore
ntoadfishIn New Zealand, a scarce marine fish of the family Cottidæ, Neophry-nichthys latus. E. E. Marris, Austral English.
ntoadfishIn Australia, Tetraodon hamiltoni and various other species of Tetraodon, of the family Gymnodontes. E. E. Morris, Austral English.
ntoadfishA fish of the genus Batrachus, especially B. tan; the oyster-fish or sapo, of the Atlantic coast of the United States from Massachusetts to the West Indies It is a very ugly fish, of ungainly form, with a thick, heavy head and large mouth, naked skin, no lateral line, three dorsal spines, and when young a series of tufts or cirri on the back and sides; the lips have fleshy appendages; the color is dusky-olive with irregular black markings both on the body and on the fins.
ntoadfishA lophioid fish, Lophius piscatorius, so called from its uncouth aspect; the fishing-frog, seadevil, wide-gab, or angler. See cut under angler.
ntoadfishA swell-fish, as Tetrodon turgidus, the common puffer of the Atlantic coast of the United States, 12 inches long. Also called swell-toad.
ntoadfishThe frog-fish or mouse-fish, Antennarius (or Pterovhrync) histrio.