Lizard Fish

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Saurida tumbil and close relations, fish of Indo-Pacific waters which have lizard-like heads. Maximum length 45 cm (18"). These fish are moderately good to eat, but tend to be dry, so unsuited to grilling. In Thailand (where S. undosquamis is the preferred species) they are usually boiled, or made into fish balls, or conserved by canning or salting.