(Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
Saltwater fish, Lizardfish. They have slender, somewhat cylindrical
bodies, and heads that superficially resemble those of lizards.
To be confused with
- Bluestrisped Lizardfish Synodus saurus
(Smaller and with blue tripes).
Size: 10-35 cm, max 55 cm
Colour: Brownish gray with dark spots. It can pale or darken to match the surroundings.
Habitat environment and ecology
Tropical and subtropical marine waters throughout the world. Often lies
on the sandy bottum, it can also buries itsself with only the head
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.
[Marion Haarsma, feb. 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification - Florida
Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.