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Synodus foetens (Soapfish; Sea mat; Pudding fish; Lizard-fish; Lizardfish; Lizard; Inshore lizardfish; Gallwasp; Galliwasp)

Synonyms: Salmo foetens
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Wikipedia Abstract

The inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens) inhabits the east coast of the Americas. They are a slender fish, growing to no more than 16 inches in length. The mouth is large and wide, the upper jaw extending beyond the eyes. The jaws contain many needle-like teeth, found as well as on the tongue and roof of the mouth. The snout is pointed. The dorsal body color is various shades of brown to olive, while the ventral color is typically yellow to white. Young fish have darkly mottled sides which fade as they mature.Inshore lizardfish are bottom-dwellers found over sand and mud in waters as deep as 15 fathoms (90 feet).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Canaveral National Seashore II 9090 Florida, United States
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anantrum tortum[5]
Goezia minuta <Unverified Name>[5]
Lecithochirium synodi[5]
Parahemiurus merus[5]
Serrasentis sagittifer[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Distribution

Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; French Guiana; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil.;

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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.
2ECOLOGY OF INSHORE LIZARDFISH, Synodus foetens, IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO, Sarah Ann Branson Jeffers, Master of Science thesis, University of West Florida, 2007
3TROPHIC 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
4FEEDING OF GUITARFISH Rhinobatos percellens (WALBAUM, 1972) (ELASMOBRANCHII, RHINOBATIDAE), THE TARGET OF ARTISANAL FISHERY IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL, Hugo Bornatowski, Maurício de Castro Robert and Luciano Costa, BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF OCEANOGRAPHY, 58(1):45-52, 2010
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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