Sauro lizardfish (Synodus lacertinus) fish profile and information / pictures of Sauro lizardfish - Synodus lacertinus

Sauro lizardfish (Synodus lacertinus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Synodus lacertinus
Classified By Gilbert, 1890
Common Name Sauro lizardfish
Class Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii)
Order Grinners (Aulopiformes)
Family Lizardfishes (Synodontidae)
Biology Solitary. Perches motionless on pectoral fins in a wide range of habitats. Commonly occurs on sandy bottoms or sand patches around rocky reefs and boulder and gravel strewn slopes. Is active at night, may bury in sand with only eyes and mouth protruding during the day (Ref. 5227). Pounces on passing prey.
Climate Tropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 1 m
Depth To - meters 27 m
Zone reef-associated
Distribution Eastern Pacific: Guayamas, Mexico (Ref. 9348) to Chile (Ref. 9068).
Region Eastern Pacific
Range 28°N -
Maximum Length 20.0 cm
Common Length 15.0 cm
Environment Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 27 m (Ref. 9348), usually 1 - 27 m (Ref. 9348)
Vulnerability Low vulnerability (12 of 100)
Resilience High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Threat To Humans   Harmless
IUCN Red List Status   Least Concern (LC) 
Human Uses Unknown
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.2 s.e. 0.73 Based on food items.
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