Pale toadfish

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Pale toadfish
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Psychrolutidae
Genus: Ambophthalmos
Species: A. angustus
Binomial name
Ambophthalmos angustus
(J. S. Nelson, 1977)

The pale toadfish (Ambophthalmos angustus, previously classified as Neophrynichthys angustus[1]) is a fathead of the family Psychrolutidae, found on the continental shelf around New Zealand, between 250 and 1,000 metres. It is up to 30 cm long.


  1. ^ Keith L. Jackson and Joseph S. Nelson, Ambophthalmos, a new genus for "Neophrynichthys" angustus and "Neophrynichthys" magnicirrus, and the systematic interrelationships of the fathead sculpins (Cottoidei, Psychrolutidae), Can. J. Zool. 76(7): 1344–1357 (1998), doi:10.1139/cjz-76-7-1344.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Ambophthalmos angustus" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8