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Saurida tumbil  (Bloch, 1795)

Greater lizardfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Synodontidae (Lizardfishes) > Harpadontinae
Etymology: Saurida: Derived from Greek, sauros = lizard (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; amfidromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica ? - 700 m (Ref. 100719), usually 20 - 60 m (Ref. 54876).   Tropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 30°N - 35°S, 32°E - 155°E

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and east coast of Africa (except Kenya), including Madagascar to the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea (Ref. 9819), and further east to southeast Asia and Australia. Does not appear to occur in the central or eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 30.0, range 19 - 35 cm
Max length : 60.0 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 1287)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 11-13; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 10 - 11. Body is cigar-shaped, rounded or slightly compressed; the head pointed and depressed; the snout broader than long. Color is generally brown above and silver below; the back with faint cross bands. The tips of the dorsal and pectorals and the lower caudal lobe blackish.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 30573) and trawling grounds (Ref. 58652). Feeds on fishes, crustaceans, and squids (Ref. 30573). Sold fresh.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Cressey, R.F. and R.S. Waples, 1984. Synodontidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Volume 4. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3520)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale
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