Saurida suspicio Breder, 1927
Suspicious lizardfish
photo by Carvalho Filho et al

Family:  Synodontidae (Lizardfishes), subfamily: Harpadontinae
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: the Bahamas, Leeward Islands and the western Caribbean (Ref. 5521). Antilles (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 10-12. Body depth at base of pelvic fin. Scales moderate, pectoral axillary moderate in size (Ref. 39156).
Biology:  Inhabits coral reef and sandy bottoms (Ref. 5521).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 January 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 14.02.96

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