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Toadfish, the common name for a family of marine fishes. There are about 30 species, including several species called midshipmen. Members of the toadfish family range from about 8 to 18 inches (20 to 45 cm) in length. They are dull-colored, usually resembling the rocks and weeds in which they dwell. Toadfish have large, broad heads, and the body tapers to a long, slender tail. Some species have spines that release a mild poison.


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