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Sea Toad (Chaunax pictus)

A photo of a sea toad specimen.
Smithsonian Institution

Researchers with the Smithsonian's Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) collected this sea toad, Chaunax pictus, off the coast of Honduras in 2011. The team is trying to collect sea toads from around the Caribbean to better understand the group's genetic diversity and distribution. You can see videos and read about the DROP team's other explorations on the "Summer in a Sub" blog series.