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Photograph of Splendid Toadfish, Cozumel


Photo copyright Anita Floyd.
Splendid Toadfish, Sanopus splendidus

Taken in Cozumel with a Sea and Sea DX3000, using a YS-90 slave strobe.
A diver coaxed this toadfish out from its den, and it swam approximately 100 yards before finally finding a suitable coral head to duck under - disturbing a spotted moray as it did so.

The Splendid Toadfish generally lives on sand under crevices or coral heads in clear water, 10-25 m.

Further Reading
Coral Reef Fishes, Indo-Pacific and Caribbean , by Ewald Lieske and Robert Myers, Harper Collins
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques, by by Martin Edge, Paperback, 536 pages (2009)
Reef Fish Identification: Florida Caribbean Bahamas, by Paul Humann, New World Publications, 2002

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