Sauro Lizardfish (Synodus lacertinus)

Also known as Calico Lizardfish, Panamanian Lizardfish, Reef Lizardfish

Description

Also known as Calico Lizardfish, Panamanian Lizardfish, Reef Lizardfish.

Found singly during the day half buried with only their eyes and mouth protruding ready to pounce on their prey or resting on boulders, gravel and sandy bottoms of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small fish.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-25m
Widespread Eastern 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-lacertinus

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