Gracile lizardfish (Saurida gracilis) fish profile and information / pictures of Gracile lizardfish - Saurida gracilis

Gracile lizardfish (Saurida gracilis) fish profile

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Scientific Name Saurida gracilis
Classified By Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
Common Name Gracile lizardfish
Class Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii)
Order Grinners (Aulopiformes)
Family Lizardfishes (Synodontidae)
Biology Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10. Posterior part of body with blackish blotches; dorsal, caudal and pelvic fins with dark traverse bands (Ref. 11228).
Climate Tropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 0 m
Depth To - meters 135 m
Zone reef-associated
Distribution 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.
Region Indo-Pacific
Range 30°N - 30°S
Maximum Length 32.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 135 m (Ref. 1602)
Vulnerability Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100)
Resilience High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Threat To Humans   Harmless
IUCN Red List Status   Not Evaluated 
Human Uses Fisheries: commercial
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.18 s.e. 0.73 Based on diet studies.
Is kept in Aquariums False
Occurs in Marine / Salt water True
Occurs in Brackish water False
Occurs in Fresh Water False
Occurs on Reefs True