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Synodus jaculum Russell, &. Cressey, 1979
TAILSPOT LIZARDFISH
Black-tailed Lizardfish; Javelinfish; Lighthouse Lizardfish; Tail-blotch Lizardfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Synodus  
  Synodus jaculum    Russell & Cressey, 1979 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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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 subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout tip rounded. Anteriormost palatine teeth longer than more posterior teeth and in a discrete group. Membranous flap on anterior nostrils short. Head and body with cycloid scales; no scales on cheek behind mouth; Scales above lateral line 5.5; (rarely 6.5); lateral-line scales with 59-62. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 11-13(usually 12); anal fin with 8-10; pectoral fins not reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; caudal fin forked. Body brownish above, with dark brown saddle blotches; fins transparent, with faint brown spots on dorsal and caudal rays. Prominent black blotch on its caudal peduncle. 
Habitat: Inhabits coral reefs in depths of 10 to 100 m. Commonly found on sand or rubble near coral heads. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Society islands, north to the Japan, south to Australia. It found in southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380852
  
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