Redmarbled Lizardfish (Synodus rubromarmoratus)

Also known as Diamond Lizardfish, Red Lizardfish


Also known as Diamond Lizardfish, Red Lizardfish.

Found singly or in pairs half buried or resting on rubble and sandy areas of deep slopes over coastal and outer reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 5-50m
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:


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