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Updated 1/1/2013

Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Saurida gracilis

Cargo pier, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

 

Kaka'ako, Oahu, 50 feet

Cargo pier, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

 

Maeda Point, Okinawa, 30 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet

 

Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 55 feet

Makai Pier, Oahu, 12 feet

SLENDER LIZARDFISH

Common in areas of rubble, sand, or silt.  Mouth full of bristle-like teeth with alternating brown and white bars.  Attains 11 inches.  Virtually indistinguishable from the Nebulous Lizardfish, with pectoral fin tips 2 to 3 scale rows ahead of the dorsal fin.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.