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Updated 11/4/2012

Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Saurida nebulosa

Moku o Loe, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, 5 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

 

 

 

Nu'uuli, American Samoa, 5 feet

NEBULOUS LIZARDFISH

Uncommon in areas of rubble, sand, or silt.  Mouth full of bristle-like teeth with alternating brown and white bars.  Virtually indistinguishable from the Slender Lizardfish, with pectoral fin tips 4 to 6 scale rows ahead of the dorsal fin.  Attains 8 inches.  Maldives east to Hawai‘i and Tahiti.