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Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801)
Bluntnose Lizardfish; Painted Lizardfish; Painted Saury; Snakefish; Goodella hypozona Ogilby, 1897; Salmo myops Forster, 1801

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Trachinocephalus  
  Trachinocephalus myops    (Forster, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Goodella hypozona Osmerus lemniscatus Salmo foetens Salmo myops Saurida brasiliensis Saurida brasiliensis brasiliensis Saurida parri Saurus brevirostris Saurus foetens Saurus lemniscatus Saurus limbatus details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishbase(2004); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Body cylindrical. Eyes developed at the top of head. Snout shorter than eye diameter; mouth very oblique. Scales present on procurrent caudal-fin rays. Dorsal fin with 12-13 rays; anal-fin rays 15 to 17; length of anal-fin base longer than dorsal-fin base; Pectoral fins not extending to a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Body with alternating narrow dark-edged pale blue and yellow stripes; oblique black spot at the upper end of the gill opening. 
Habitat: A benthic species, occurring on soft bottoms in estuaries, bays and coastal waters in depths to 200 m. Rest on or more often burrow into substrate, leaving eyes exposed. When disturbed, it may swim a short distance but quickly buries itself again. Feed on 
Distribution: Worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters with the exception of the eastern Pacific and the northeast Atlantic north of Cape Blanc, Africa. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: Food fish; marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380857
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Trachinocephalus myops
Trachinocephalus myops
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Trachinocephalus myops
Trachinocephalus myops
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© 2013 Dr. Paddy Ryan

Trachinocephalus myops
Trachinocephalus myops
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© 2013 Scott Trageser

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