Brushtooth lizardfish

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Brushtooth lizardfish
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Synodontidae
Genus: Saurida
Species: S. undosquamis
Binomial name
Saurida undosquamis
(J. Richardson, 1848)

Saurida grandisquamis Günther, 1864

Saurida undosquamis also known as the Brushtooth lizardfish or Large-scale grinner is a type of lizardfish, a demersal species that occurs in the Eastern Indian Ocean, Malay Peninsula, northern Java, Arafura Sea, Louisiade Archipelago, southern Philippines and northern Australia,.[1][2] Reports of its occurrence in the Red Sea region and introduction to the Mediterranean are questionable,.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Allen, G.R. (1997): Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-East Asia. Western Australian Museum. 292 pp.
  2. ^ Russell, B.C., 1999. Synodontidae: lizardfishes (also bombay ducks, sauries). p. 1928-1945. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes. Part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. pp. 1397-2068.
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  4. ^ Mahmoud, H.H., El Haweet, A.A.K. & Dimech, M. (2014): Stock assessment of the alien species Brushtooth lizard fish, Saurida undosquamis (Richardson, 1848) in the Egyptian Mediterranean coast. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, 40 (4): 443-450.
  5. ^ Ben-Yami, M. & Glaser, T. (1974). "The invasion of Saurida undosquamis (Richardson) into the Levant Basin — An example of biological effect of interoceanic canals" (PDF). Fishery Bulletin. 72 (2): 359–373.