Synodontidae - lizardfishes

Lizardfishes are long, cylindrical fishes with pointed snouts (except the snakefish) and large mouths with lots of sharp needle-like teeth, resembling the head of a lizard. They are bottom-dwellers and sometimes will hide by burying themselves in the sediment leaving only their eyes exposed so that they can ambush their prey. They are voracious carnivores and prey on other small fishes. They are occasionally caught on hook and line but are too small and/or bony to be of value as food.