Offshore lizardfish

The offshore lizardfish, Synodus poeyi, is a type of lizardfish or Synodontidae that occurs chiefly in the Western Atlantic

The Offshore lizardfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 27 - 320 m environment.

RANGE: The Offshore Lizardfish, along with other members of its family, is distributed throughout Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The Inshore Lizardfish is coastal. HABITAT: Both types prefer soft bottom. More

flounder, offshore lizardfish, and American sand lance bury themselves in the sediment surrounding these reefs. The mottled pigment patterns of their skin blend in with the sandy bottom, making detection by predators difficult. More

Common names

Calango in Portuguese (Português)
chile barbado in Spanish (español)
Guaripete in Spanish (español)
guavina in Spanish (español)
lagarto in Spanish (español)
lagarto barbado in Spanish (español)
Lagarto do mar in Portuguese (Português)
Lagarto oceánico in Spanish (español)
Largato barbado in Spanish (español)
Lizardfish in English
Manuelito in Spanish (español)
offshore lizardfish in English
Otogai-aka-eso in Japanese (日本語)
Peixe-lagarto in Portuguese (Português)
波氏狗母魚 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏狗母魚 in Unknown
波氏狗母鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏狗母鱼 in Unknown

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Order : Aulopiformes
Family : Synodontidae
Genus : Synodus
Species : Synodus poeyi
Authority : Jordan, 1887