Fish Facts: Whitespotted Soapfish – Rypticus maculatus

Whitespotted soapfish – Rypticus maculatus occur from the Rhode Island to Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. Soapfish get their name from their ability when agitated to produce a toxic body mucus that forms a slimy, suds like lather. The toxic mucus serves as a deterrent to predators. Whitespotted soapfishes are small fish unlike their … Read more