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Smooth Toadfish Tetractenos glaber
2013-01-15 15:23:28

The smooth toadfish is found strictly along the eastern and southeastern coast of Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It lives on muddy bottoms in both freshwater and brackish (salty) areas; also it is the most abundant fish in Port Phillip Bay. This fish will often swim in large schools entering estuaries with tide water. The smooth toadfish is a small fish reaching a maximum length of 6...

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