Saurida caribbaea Breder, 1927
Smallscale lizardfish
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

 Family:  Synodontidae (Lizardfishes), subfamily: Harpadontinae
 Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 6 - 460 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: northeastern Florida, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Guianas; unknown from West Indies except off western Bahamas and Cuba. Also to Brazil (Ref. 26938) and Uruguay (Ref. 47377).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-12
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Heskamp, Monika - 11.06.03
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.94

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