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Synodus saurus (Atlantic lizardfish; Lizardfish; Mackerabel; Bluestriped lizard; Bluestripe lizardfish; Lizard fish)

Synonyms: Alpismaris risso; Aulopus filamentosus; Laurida mediterranea; Osmerus fasciatus; Salmo saurus; Saurus fasciatus; Saurus griseus; Saurus saurus; Saurus trivirgatus; Saurus vulgaris; Stolephorus risso; Synodus cinereus; Synodus foetens; Synodus lacerta; Tirus marmoratus; Trachinocephalus myops
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic lizardfish (Synodus saurus), is a species of lizardfish that primarily lives in the Eastern Atlantic.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    

Prey / Diet

Anilocra physodes[1]
Arnoglossus thori (Thor's scaldfish)[2]
Boops boops (Bream)[2]
Ceratoscopelus maderensis (horned lanternfish)[2]
Coris julis (Wrasse)[1]
Cymodocea nodosa (Lesser Neptune grass)[2]
Deltentosteus quadrimaculatus (fourspotted goby)[2]
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)[2]
Gobius paganellus (Rock goby)[1]
Gymnammodytes cicerelus (Smooth sand lance)[2]
Hygophum benoiti (Lanternfish)[2]
Lepidotrigla cavillone (Large-scaled gurnard)[2]
Loligo forbesii (Veined Squid)[1]
Mullus surmuletus (Red mullet)[1]
Pagellus acarne (Spanish seabream)[2]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[2]
Sardinella aurita (Alache)[2]
Scyllarus arctus (small european locust lobster)[1]
Solea solea (True sole)[3]
Spicara maena (Picarel)[2]
Spicara smaris (Picarel)[2]
Symphodus mediterraneus (Axillary wrasse)[1]
Synodus saurus (Atlantic lizardfish)[1]
Trachurus picturatus (Scad)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Citharus linguatula (Spotted flounder)2
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)3
Diplodus sargus sargus (White seabream)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)1
Fistularia commersonii (Bluespotted cornetfish)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)1
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)1
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)4
Mustelus punctulatus (Black spotted smooth hound)1
Oblada melanura (Saddled seabream)1
Pagellus bogaraveo (Sea-bream)1
Phycis phycis (Fork-beard)2
Raja brachyura (Blond ray)1
Raja miraletus (Brown ray)1
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)1
Raja polystigma (Speckled ray)1
Rhinobatos rhinobatos (Mediterranean longnose)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1
Sarda sarda (Stripe-backed pelamis)1
Saurida undosquamis (Brushtooth lizardfish)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Seriola dumerili (Yellow tail)3
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)2
Serranus cabrilla (Learned rockfich)1
Serranus hepatus (Brown comber)1
Sphyraena viridensis (Yellow barracuda)2
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)1
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)1
Trachurus mediterraneus (Mediterranean scad)1
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)3
Zeus faber (European john dory)2

Predators

Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[4]
Synodus saurus (Atlantic lizardfish)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ascaris sauri <Unverified Name>[5]
Contracaecum fabri[5]
Proctophantastes polymixia <Unverified Name>[5]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[5]
Pollinator of 
Saxifraga oppositifolia (purple mountain saxifrage)[1]

Distribution

Aegean Sea; Albania; Algeria; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Western Central; Azores Islands; Bahamas; Barbados; Bermuda; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Croatia; Cyprus; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Cape Verde, including Azores and the Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles (Leeward Islands).; Egypt; France; Gibraltar; Greece; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guinea; Iberian Coastal; Israel; Italy; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Madeira Islands; Malta; Martinique; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Monaco; Montserrat; Morocco; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sea of Marmara; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Spain; Syrian Arab Republic; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; US Virgin Islands; Virgin Islands (UK);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Diet of Atlantic lizardfish, Synodus saurus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pisces: Synodontidae) in the central Mediterranean Sea, Valentina Esposito, Pietro Battaglia, Luca Castriota, Maria Grazia Finoia, Gianfranco Scotti and Franco Andaloro, Scientia Marina 73(2) June 2009, 369-376 3Feeding habits and trophic levels of Mediterranean fish, Konstantinos I. Stergiou & Vasiliki S. Karpouzi, Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 217–254, 2002 4DIET AND FEEDING OF DOLPHIN (CORYPHAENA HIPPURUS) IN WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN WATERS, Enric Massutí, Salud Deudero, Pilar Sánchez and Beatriz Morales-Nin, BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 63(2): 329–341, 1998 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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