LIZARDFISH - SYNDONTIDAE
Voracious predators of small fishes.
Supramaxilla small, if present. Branchiostegal rays 8-26. Vertebrae 39-67. Non-hermaphroditic, except in the monoecious Bathysaurus. Small cylindrical fishes with spineless fins and large mouth full of slender sharp teeth, even on tongue.
Greek, syn, sym = all together, united + Greek, odous = teeth