Sanopus reticulatus

Common Name

Reticulate Toadfish

Year Described

Collette, 1983


Dorsal Fin: III, 31-32
Anal Fin: 25-26
Pectoral Fin: 19-20
Pelvic Fin: I, 2-3
Vertebrae: 11 precaudal, 27-29 caudal
Lateral Line: 34-36 upper, 30-32 lower

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


Body light brown, densely covered in dark blotches forming a reticulated pattern on the head and upper body. Belly pale with brown mottling.


Maximum size to 236mm TL.


Benthic on coral reefs.


Western Caribbean: known only from the Yucatan Peninsula (Progreso Reef)


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.