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Genus: Daector, Toadfishes

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LL: 1, no light organs
D1: II hollow spines
no canine teeth
opercule: 1 hollow spine
no scales



Body elongate, compressed, tapering to rear; head robust, flattened on top; mouth strongly oblique, lower jaw projecting; teeth canine like; operculum with 1 hollow, venomous spine at upper corner; 2 dorsal fins, first of two hollow, venomous spines; soft dorsal and anal long and low, attached to base of tail fin; single lateral line; without light organs; no scales.

A genus endemic to our region, with five tropical to subtropical species (one in freshwater).