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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Synodontidae Lizardfishes
Subfamily: Harpadontinae
Genus: Saurida

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Saurida argentea Shortfin saury Western Pacific 29 SL 1881
Saurida brasiliensis Brazilian lizardfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1935
Saurida caribbaea Smallscale lizardfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1927
Saurida elongata Slender lizardfish Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1846
Saurida filamentosa Threadfin saury Western Pacific 22 SL 1910
Saurida flamma Orangemouth lizardfish Eastern Central Pacific 30.5 SL 1982
Saurida golanii Golani’s lizardfish Red Sea 27.6 SL 2011
Saurida gracilis Gracile lizardfish Indo-Pacific 32 SL 1824
Saurida isarankurai Shortjaw saury Western Central Pacific 12 SL 1972
Saurida lessepsianus Meditteranean and Western 28.2 SL 2015
Saurida longimanus Longfin lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1939
Saurida macrolepis Indo-West Pacific 25.8 SL 1917
Saurida microlepis Northwest Pacific 45 SL 1931
Saurida micropectoralis Shortfin lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1972
Saurida nebulosa Clouded lizardfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL 1850
Saurida normani Shortjaw lizardfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1935
Saurida pseudotumbil Indian Ocean 1981
Saurida suspicio Suspicious lizardfish Western Atlantic 9 TL 1927
Saurida tumbil Greater lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 60 FL 1795
Saurida umeyoshii Northwest Pacific 33.7 SL 2006
Saurida undosquamis Brushtooth lizardfish Eastern Indian Ocean, Mal 50 SL 1848
Saurida wanieso Wanieso lizardfish Indo-West Pacific. 65 SL 1972

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