Synodus saurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Atlantic lizardfish
Synodus saurus
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Synodontidae (Lizardfishes), subfamily: Synodontinae
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 400 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Cape Verde, including Azores and the Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles (Leeward Islands).
Biology:  Primarily in insular waters (Ref. 4964), on sand and sand-rock bottoms (Ref. 6808). Feeds mainly on other fishes, but may also prey on other animals (Ref. 12382).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 24.10.90
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 24.06.16
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 26.07.94

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