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Updated 1/1/2013

Family Synodontidae


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


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.