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Saurida gracilis - Gracile lizardfish

copyright Prof. Dr. Robert A. Patzner. Added by AndiV

General information

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
Weiterführende Links
Worms (World Register of Marine Species)
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