Indian Lizardfish (Synodus Indicus)

Also known as Sand Lizardfish

Description

Also known as Sand Lizardfish.

Found singly or in pairs half buried or resting on mud and sandy bottoms over current swept areas of reefs.
They feed on small fish.
Length - 33cm
Depth - 20-100m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

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/Synodus-indicus.html

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