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Saurida flamma

(Orangemouth lizardfish)


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Family : Lizardfishes ; Found in and around reefs. Found to depths over 12 m [1]. Feeds mainly on small fishes .

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Orangemouth lizardfish, orangemouth saury, Redmouth lizardfish

Common Names in Hawaiian:


Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

焰蛇鯔, 焰蛇鲻


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Biome: Marine .


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 26-Aug-1994

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Saurida

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 19 species and subspecies in this genus:

S. argentea (Short-Finned Lizardfish) · S. australis (Smallescale Lizardfish) · S. brasiliensis (Largescale Lizardfish) · S. caribbaea (Smallescale Lizardfish) · S. elongata (Shortfin Lizardfish) · S. filamentosa (Thread-Fin Grinner) · S. flamma (Orangemouth Lizardfish) · S. gracilis (Blotchy Lizardfish) · S. grandisquamis (Grey Lizardfish) · S. isarankurai (Shortjaw Saury) · S. longimanus (Long-Finned Lizardfish) · S. microlepis (Shortfin Lizardfish) · S. micropectoralis (Short-Finned Lizardfish) · S. nebulosa (Blotched Grinner) · S. normani (Shortjaw Lizardfish) · S. suspicio (Suspicious Lizardfish) · S. tumbil (Common Saury) · S. undosquamis (Large-Scale Lizardfish) · S. wanieso (Wanieso Lizardfish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Lieske, E. and R. Myers (1994). Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-10-16