Offshore Lizardfish (Synodus poeyi)

Also known as Javelinfish, Snakefish


Also known as Javelinfish, Snakefish.

Found singly, pairs, or in small schools, half buried, or resting, on rubble and sandy bottoms, off-shore in deeper waters, of the ocean.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 20-400m
Widespread Western Atlantic, 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:


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