Common Saury, Saurida sp 1 ( )

Other Names: Common Grinner, Greater Lizardfish, Sand Smelt, Silver Saury, Yellow-banded Grinner

Common Saury, Saurida tumbil. Source: Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp / FishBase. License: All rights reserved

In Australia, this species has been misidentified as Saurida tumbil, which occurs in India, the Arabian Sea, the Persian/Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea (Russell & Smith-Vaniz 2016).

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Saurida sp 1 in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Apr 2024,

Common Saury, Saurida sp 1 ( )

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Shark Bay, Western Australia, around the tropical north to Jervis Bay, New South Wales.


Bray, D.J. 2021

Common Saury, Saurida sp 1 ( )


Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. (as Saurida tumbil)

Russell, B.C. 1999. Families Synodontidae, Bathysauridae. pp. 1928-1947 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068. (as Saurida tumbil)

Russell, B.C. & Houston, W. 1989. Offshore fishes of the Arafura Sea. The Beagle 6(1): 69-84. (as Saurida tumbil)

Russell, B. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 2016. Saurida tumbil. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T46074027A46664164. Downloaded on 03 February 2021.

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CAAB Code:37118028

Depth:3-170 m

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