Definition of lizardfish in English:



  • A fish of lizardlike appearance with a broad bony head, pointed snout, and heavy shiny scales. It lives in warm shallow seas, where it often rests on the bottom propped up on its pelvic fins.

    See also snakefish
    • ‘Fishy attractions include huge scorpionfish, lionfish, lots of lizardfish, triggerfish and surgeons and many different wrasse varieties.’
    • ‘This went much the same producing loads of yellowfin croaker, grunts, sea breams and weird looking lizardfish that were well named.’
    • ‘The hull was covered in green algae in which pairs of brown lizardfish lurked.’
    • ‘I particularly enjoy seeing how close I can get to the almost invisible lizardfish before they take off!’
    • ‘This consists of killifishes, herrings, sardines, gobies, silversides, anchovies small mullets, and lizardfishes to name a few.’