Other formats available (will launch in separate window):

Quicktime, 160x120, 536 kb
Quicktime, 320x240, 940 kb
Windows Media, 160x120, 496 kb
Windows Media, 320x240, 1 Mb


You may need to download: Quicktime | Windows Media


A lizard fish (family Synodontidae) sits on the bottom and waits for its prey to approach, then snatches the unsuspecting fish or invertebrate into its mouth.

Related Links

Estuary to the Abyss

Estuary to the Abyss: August 25 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery