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Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Trachinocephalus myops

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 60 feet

 

Osezaki, Japan, 40 feet

Juvenile, Makua, Oahu, 30 feet

BLUESTRIPE LIZARDFISH

Rarely seen on sand flats at scuba depths where it remains buried with just the eyes exposed but relatively common in Japan.  Slender with a blunt head, bulging eyes set high and far forward, and several blue stripes.  Attains 13 inches.  Warm seas worldwide.