Freshly collected adult
Opsanus beta freshly collected at Rio de la Pasión, just northwest of Laguna San Juan Acul (16°33'12.21"N, 90°18'50.13"W). Photo by Christian Hofer. (27-Feb-2011). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas



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Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean, 1880)

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Original description as Batrachus tau beta:


  • Goode, George B & T.H. Bean. 1880. "Catalogue of a collection of fishes obtained in the Gulf of Mexico, by Dr. J. W. Velie, with descriptions of seven new species". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. 2(98):333-345 (ffm00499)

Synonyms (2):

Conservation: Opsanus beta is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).