Thursday, September 15, 2011

Splendid Toadfish, Cozumel, Mexico

Splendid Toadfish - Pez Sapo Esplendido

Una de las bellezas mas esplendidas en Cozumel, is la de el pez sapo endemico de la isla.
The Splendid Toadfish is one of the beauties in Cozumel, an endemic species of the island.

unused, from 2010

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The splendid toadfish, also known as the coral toadfish, is a species of toadfish only found in the waters by Cozumel, Mexico. Commonly found under coral outcroppings and are very difficult to coax out in the open.

Unlike any other member of the toadfish family, the splendid toadfish is distinctive for its vibrant colors. It has bright yellow fins which also contain distinctive patterning, while its head contains dark and white stripes.

 Like most species that dwell close to the sand, the splendid toadfish has eyes located on the top of its head which look directly upwards as there is mostly no need for a horizontal vision. Small and sharp teeth also fill wide jaws.

1 comment:

MACMAN said...

Wow, the last time I did the swimming with the dolphins Cozumel program but next I visit this beautiful island I need to go scuba diving or snorkeling. I am coming again in December and can wait to see the reef!! Your photo is great!