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The splendid toadfish, Sanopus splendidus, also called the coral toadfish and the Cozumel splendid toadfish is a species of toadfish entirely endemic to the island of Cozumel.

The Splendid toadfish (Sanopus splendidus) is completely endemic to Cozumel. Unlike the other members of the toadfish family the splendid toadfish is distinctive for its vibrant colors. This species is commonly found under coral outcroppings in caves and crevices they are very shy and usually only come out of their hole at night to hunt. The splendid toadfish Sanopus splendidus also called the coral toadfish and the Cozumel splendid toadfish is a species of toadfish entirely endemic to the…

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Splendid Toadfish, Cozumel. Toadfish are found on the sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters worldwide. They usually have broad heads and drab colours, and look something like toads. The Splendid Toadfish, though, is different. The Splendid Toadfish was thought to be only found in Cozumel (Mexico) but sightings have also been reported in Belize. However, it is not widespread and is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Sanopus splendidus, the splendid toadfish, photographed in Cozumel, Mexico. Learn more about this colorful beast at http://betterknowafish.com/2013/10/29/splendid-toadfish-sanopus-splendidus/ (Image Credit: Jim Lyle. Used with permission.)