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Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Toadfish

The toadfish is well named since it produces sounds that resemble the grunts of toads.  It can also make a whistling noise that is used to attract a mate.

This fish can survive in water that has very low oxygen levels.

HABITATSea grass beds, bays, lagoons, shallow coastal areas
DIETFish, crustaceans, mollusks, worms
LIFE Expectancy5-10 years

Fun Fact
Timber rattlesnake mothers stay with their young until their first shed at 7-10 days. At this point they develop their first rattle.
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