Atlantic Lizardfish (Synodus saurus)

Also known as Bluestripe Lizardfish, Blue-striped Lizard, Blue-striped Lizardfish, Royal Flagfin, Sand Lizardfish

Description

Also known as Bluestripe Lizardfish, Blue-striped Lizard, Blue-striped Lizardfish, Royal Flagfin, Sand Lizardfish.

Found singly or in pairs half buried or resting on rock and sandy bottoms in shallow to very deep waters.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 1-400m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean

Lizardfish are experts at camouflage, they lie in wait for their prey lying on top of the sand or buried with just their heads showing. Their jaws have one or more lines of needle-like teeth.
They grab their victims with lightening speed often taking quite large prey. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/1771

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