The Lizard fish is a smaller predator fish that lives in the depths of the water.
They are found throughout the world.
The Lizard Fish has a very short dorsal fin, a small fatty second dorsal fin and a caudal fin which bursts a very deep fork in it.
It has a large mouth with needle-like teeth.
They are small oval or cylinder shaped fishes.
They have mouths that are completely filled with very spiny sharp rather needle like teeth. Strangely enough even their tongues have teeth on them.
There are sixty odd species of lizard fish, and each has the tongue teeth as well.
Lizard fish are what is known as an ambush predator, which will sit on the bottom and wait for their prey to come tot hem before grabbing it in very sharp toothed jaws.
Deep-sea lizardfish are covered in very tough scales and can be dark brown or black as well as a variety of other colorations.
They have black eyes and the lining of their mouths and gill areas are black as well.
The Lizardfish lives on the bottom and ranges in many different habitats. It can live in coral reefs, and also equally well in silt-filled areas of rubble type habitat.
The lizard fish ranges throughout the Indio Pacific area.
Deep Sea Lizard Fish
In Australia it is found from north western areas to the north of the continent and south to the New South Wales areas.
It has not been known to be a notable danger to man, and is a fairly common sight to divers in the coral reefs areas.