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Saurida gracilis - Gracile lizardfish

Copyright Jim Greenfield, Foto Ambon Bay, Molluken. Added by AndiV

General information
Scientific: Saurida gracilis
Common: Gracile lizardfish
Origin: , , , , Algae, Angola, Banana, Belize, Bermuda, Cape Verde, Caribic, Cayman Islands, Celebese Sea, China, Clam meat, Clams, Corea, Crustaceans, Cyclops, Dandelion, Daphnia salina, East-Pacific, Egypt, Fiji, Fish (little fishes), Frozen Food (large sort), Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Iceland, Jamaica, Japan, Maldives, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mosquito larvae, North Sea, Parasitic, Persian Gulf , Phytoplankton, Salad, São Tomé , Saudi Arabia, Sea snakes, Shrimps, Singapur, Singapur, Smelts, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Sponges, Squid, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Starfishs, Sulawesi, Tahiti, Thailand, Vanuatu, Western Indian Ocean, Worms, Zooplankton
Size: up to 32 cm
Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C)
Feeding: Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Schrimps
Degree of difficulty Not suitable for home aquaria!

Husbandry (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan and Ducie islands, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe, and Rapa.

Inhabits sand and silty reefs.
Common in shallow lagoons, reef flats, and sheltered seaward reefs. Feeds on fishes and is active at night.
Caught with artisanal gear.

Synonymised taxa:
Saurida gracila (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (misspelling)
Saurida gracilata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) (misspelling)
Saurus gracilis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Saurus minutus Lesueur, 1825

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Aulopiformes (Order) > Synodontidae (Family) > Harpadontinae (Subfamily) > Saurida (Genus) > Saurida gracilis (Species)
Weiterführende Links
Worms (World Register of Marine Species)
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