Snakefish (Trachinocephalus myops)

Also known as Bluestripe Lizardfish, Bluntnose Lizardfish, Blunt-nosed Lizardfish, Forster's Lizardfish, Ground Spearing, Painted Grinner, Painted Lizardfish, Painted Saury, Sandspear, Shorthead Lizardfish, Short-headed Lizardfish, Snake Lizardfish, Striped Lizardfish

Description

Also known as Bluestripe Lizardfish, Bluntnose Lizardfish, Blunt-nosed Lizardfish, Forster's Lizardfish, Ground Spearing, Painted Grinner, Painted Lizardfish, Painted Saury, Sandspear, Shorthead Lizardfish, Short-headed Lizardfish, Snake Lizardfish, Striped Lizardfish.

Found singly or in pairs half buried or resting on sandy bottoms over estuaries and deep outer reef slopes.
They feed on small crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 3-400m
Widespread Circumtropical

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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Trachinocephalus-myops.html

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