Sanopus greenfieldorum

Common Name

Whitelined Toadfish

Year Described

Collette, 1983


Dorsal Fin: III, 30-32
Anal Fin: 24-25
Pectoral Fin: 22
Pelvic Fin: I, 2-3
Vertebrae: 11-12 precaudal, 26-27 caudal
Lateral Line: 36-40 upper, 30-33 lower

Head flattened. No plumose tentacle above eye. Axillary pore present behind pectoral fin. No cirri between eyes. Barbels around mouth unbranched. Pectoral glands absent.


Body dark brown to almost black. Belly paler. Head covered in white lines radiating from eyes and crossing the top of the head. Stripes break up into spots posteriorly, which are scattered over the rest of the rear body and fins. Lateral line marked by white spots. Median fins edged in white.


Maximum size to 280mm TL.


Benthic on coral reefs. Inhabits sand caves under coral.


Western Caribbean: known only from Belize (Carrie Bow Cay)


Collette, B.B. 1983. Two new species of coral toadfishes, family Batrachoididae, genus Sanopus, from Yucatan, Mexico, and Belize. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 96 (no. 4): 719-724.