Porichthys plectrodon

Porichthys plectrodon
Atlantic Midshipman – Porichthys plectrodon
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
BatrachoididaePorichthys plectrodonJordan and Gilbert1882Atlantic Midshipman

Porichthys plectrodon

Unique Characters: Dorsal-fin spines 2; subopercular spines absent. Body scaleless. No axillary pore behind pectoral fins. Canine-like teeth and photophores present.

Similar Species: Oyster Toadfish Opsanus tau. Dorsal-fin spines 3; 1 subopercular spine present. Body scaleless. Axillary pore behind pectoral fins present. Canine-like teeth and photophores absent.

Opsanus tau
Oyster Toadfish – Opsanus tau