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Saurida gracilis

 
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Saurida gracilis
Slender lizardfishKarcsú gyíkhal (32 cm)
Sides of jaws with tiny teeth. Occurs on sand or rubble of silty lagoon and protected seaward reefs, 1 to 135 m. Common along the base of reefs, often partly buried. An ambushing predator of small fishes, capable of amazing burst of speed. Changes ambush sites regularly.
Range: Red Sea to Fr. Polynesia, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian Is., south to S. Africa and GBR (Great Barrier Reef).

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yxyganSubmitted by yxygan
on Nov 4, 2011 3:30 pm

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Object Title: Saurida gracilis

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