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Saurida gracilis - Gracile lizardfish

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General information
Scientific: Saurida gracilis
Common: Gracile lizardfish
Origin: Yemen, Raja Ampat, Jordanien, Midwayinseln, Komodo, Papua, Nördliche Mariannen, Banggai-Inseln, Norforkinsel, Molukken, Amerikanisch-Samoa, Sudan, Ogasawara-Inseln, Mosambik, Lembeh, Andamanen Sea, Australia, Bali, Chagos, China, Christmas Islands, Coconut Island, Comores, Cook-Islands, East Africa, Egypt, French Poynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Johnston-Atoll, Kenya, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Maldives, Marquesas, Marschall-Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairns, Queensland, Rapa, Red Sea, Réunion, Ryukyu Islands, Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia, South-Africa, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Indian Ocean
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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