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Saurida brasiliensis (Brazilian lizardfish; Largescale Lizardfish; Lizardfish)

Synonyms: Saurida brasiliensis brasiliensis; Saurida parri
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Brazilian lizardfish (Saurida brasiliensis) is a species of lizardfish that lives mainly in the Eastern Atlantic.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States

Prey / Diet

Bregmaceros cantori (Striped codlet)[1]
Doryteuthis pealeii (longfin inshore squid)[1]
Eucalanus elongatus[2]
Leptochela papulata (light glass shrimp)[2]
Lucifer faxoni (Lucifer shrimp)[2]
Porcellana sigsbeiana (striped porcelain crab)[2]
Pseudomma heardi[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)1
Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)1
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)2
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)1
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)2
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)1


Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)[1]
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)[1]
Lutjanus campechanus (Red snapper)[3]
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)[2]
Raja miraletus (Brown ray)[4]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[2]
Sphyraena guachancho (Sockeye)[1]
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)[5]


Angola; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Benguela Current; Brazil; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cuba; Côte d'Ivoire; East Brazil Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Senegal; Gabon to Angola, including Ascension Island. Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756), including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.; French Guiana; Gabon; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Mauritania; Mexico; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Senegal; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Ébrié Lagoon;



Attributes / relations provided by
1TROPHIC RELATIONSHIPS OF DEMERSAL FISHES IN THE SHRIMPING ZONE OFF ALVARADO LAGOON, VERACRUZ, MEXICO, Edgar Peláez-Rodríguez, Jonathan Franco-López, Wilfredo A. Matamoros, Rafael Chavez-López, and Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, Gulf and Caribbean Research Vol 17, 157–167, 2005
2Jorrit 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.
3Feeding ecology of red snapper Lutjanus campechanus in the northern Gulf of Mexico, R. J. David Wells, James H. Cowan Jr., Brian Fry, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 361: 213–225, 2008
4Food composition and distribution of elasmobranches on the shelf and upper slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic., Patokina F.A., Litvinov F.F., ICES CM 2005/N:26
5ECOLOGY OF INSHORE LIZARDFISH, Synodus foetens, IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO, Sarah Ann Branson Jeffers, Master of Science thesis, University of West Florida, 2007
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