Slender Lizardfish (Saurida gracilis)

Also known as Blotchy Lizardfish, Clouded Lizardfish, Graceful Lizardfish, Graceful Saury, Gracile Lizardfish, Gracile Saury, Greater Lizardfish, Reef Saury, Slender Grinner, Slender Saury

Description

Also known as Blotchy Lizardfish, Clouded Lizardfish, Graceful Lizardfish, Graceful Saury, Gracile Lizardfish, Gracile Saury, Greater Lizardfish, Reef Saury, Slender Grinner, Slender Saury.

Found singly, half buried or resting on silty sand bottoms of reef flats, lagoons, and sheltered seaward reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-135m
Widespread Indo-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.de/summary/4534

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