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Synodus macrops Tanaka, 1917
TRIPLECROSS LIZARDFISH
Big-eyed Lizardfish; Enigmatic Lizardfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Synodus  
  Synodus macrops    Tanaka, 1917 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002) Fishbase(2004) Chen J-P, H-C Ho, and K-T Shao. 2007. A New Lizardfish (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae) from Taiwan, with descriptions of three new records. Zool. Stud. 46(2): 148-154
Character: Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout tip acuate, upper and lower jaws equal in length. Anteriormost palatine teeth not longer than others and not in a discrete group. Head and body with cycloid scales; cheek behind mouth scaled; scales above lateral line 3.5. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays(usually 11); anal fin with 9-11(usually 10); Pectoral fins extending to or beyond a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Four large, X-shaped dark blotches on side of body. 
Habitat: A benthic species, occurring on soft bottoms in depths of 35 to 173 m. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea to India and Andaman Sea, eastward to southern Japan and southwards to Australia. It found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380853
  
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Synodus macrops   Tanaka , 1917

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Synodontidae (Lizardfishes) > Synodontinae
Etymology: Synodus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335 ) .   More on author: Tanaka .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 35 - 200 m (Ref. 28016 ).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea to India and Andaman Sea, eastward to southern Japan and Australia.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132 ); common length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3520 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Ranges from coastal sand flats to deep off-shore (Ref. 48635 ). Prefers deeper waters (Ref. 30573 ). Sold fresh or dried salted in markets (Ref. 3520 ). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 30573.

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Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston , 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 17.4 - 28, mean 24.7 (based on 759 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00310 - 0.00890), b=3.21 (3.06 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Medium .

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