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lizard fish

n
(Animals) any small teleost fish of the family Synodontidae, having a slender body and a lizard-like head and living at the bottom of warm seas
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In fact, the name seems to have been used in the same way as in "mock turtle soup" or "Bombay duck" - the former being made from calf's brains (to give the same texture as turtle) and the latter being a condiment made of dried, salted and spiced lizard fish. I don't know about you, but I'm sticking to the rarebit.
Other species unearthed during last year's voyage included bioluminescent cookie-cutter sharks with razor-sharp serrated teeth, a haul of frightening lizard fish, and graceful tripod fish, which prop themselves on the sea floor on long fins waiting for food to drift within reach.
It is not really duck at all, but it is a type of local lizard fish. The fish is seasoned and coated in a layer of semolina, then deep fried.
Reports reaching Manila said the boy, identified as Jeck Ian Carillo, was fishing with his friends by the side of a river last Sunday afternoon in Olang village in Maria town, when he caught a lizard fish, locally called "tuko-tuko."
The lizard fish is so called because of its narrow profile, which makes it agile.
According to fishingthephilippines.com, lizard fish are common throughout the islands and are considered a pest.
(2015) the average catch of lizard fish from 1986 to 2009 were 49.29 mt (metric tons) the highest landing in 1993 was 96 mt and the lowest catch were 15 mt in 2009 (Kalhoro et al., 2015) and during our present study most of the catches were from Sindh and Sonmiani bay (Balochistan) and mostly found from muddy bottom.
Reproductive biology of lizard fish, Saurida tumbil (Forskal) in the Jizan Region of the Red Sea.
Two species of lizard fish commonly found in Pakistani waters are Saurida tumbit (Bloch, 1795) and Saurida undosquamis (Richardson, 1848).
Most anglers reported catching bass in 5-7 feet of water on various baits--the three most talked about were a #5 Shad Rap cranked slow, Carolina Rigged Lizard fished on secondary points, and a Texas-rigged Fluke, ripped off the bottom.
Lizard fishes are demersal fishes belonging to the family Synodontidae comprising of four genera and about 57 species in the world (Nelson, 2006) and were reported from east coast of Africa, Madagascar and Red Sea coast, Pakistan, India, Srilanka, Maldives, Thailand, Philippines, China, Korea and Japan (Fisher and Bianchi, 1983).