Diamond Lizardfish (Synodus Synodus)

Also known as Atlantic Lizardfish, Brown Lizardfish, Clouded Lizardfish, Gracile Lizardfish, Red Lizardfish, Red-barred Lizardfish, Rockspear

Description

Also known as Atlantic Lizardfish, Brown Lizardfish, Clouded Lizardfish, Gracile Lizardfish, Red Lizardfish, Red-barred Lizardfish, Rockspear.

Found singly or in pairs resting on hard substrates over shallow to very deep areas of coral reefs.
They feed on small fish.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 0-140m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

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/2723

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