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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Synodontidae Lizardfishes
Subfamily: Synodontinae
Genus: Synodus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Synodus binotatus Two-spot lizard fish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1953
Synodus bondi Sharpnose lizardfish Western Central Atlantic 27.9 SL 1939
Synodus capricornis Capricorn lizardfish Pacific Ocean 21 SL 1978
Synodus dermatogenys Sand lizardfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1912
Synodus doaki Arrowtooth lizardfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL 1979
Synodus evermanni Inotted lizardfish Eastern Pacific 30.5 TL 1890
Synodus falcatus Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 SL 1989
Synodus fasciapelvicus Western Pacific 9.7 SL 2009
Synodus foetens Inshore lizardfish Western Atlantic 48.3 FL 1766
Synodus fuscus Northwest Pacific 17.2 SL 1917
Synodus gibbsi Indian Ocean 1981
Synodus hoshinonis Blackear lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1917
Synodus indicus Indian lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 33 TL 1873
Synodus intermedius Sand diver Western Atlantic 46 TL 1829
Synodus isolatus Rapanui lizardfish Southeast Pacific 24.1 SL 2009
Synodus jaculum Lighthouse lizardfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1979
Synodus kaianus Gunther's lizardfish Pacific Ocean 30 SL 1880
Synodus lacertinus Sauro lizardfish Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1890
Synodus lobeli Lobel's lizardfish Northwest Pacific 23.4 SL 1989
Synodus lucioceps California lizardfish Eastern Pacific 64 TL 1855
Synodus macrocephalus Indo-West Pacific 7.8 SL 1981
Synodus macrops Triplecross lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1917
Synodus macrostigmus Largespot lizardfish Western Central Atlantic 20.5 SL 2013
Synodus marchenae Lizardfish Southeast Pacific 1946
Synodus mascarensis Western Indian Ocean 13.7 SL 2008
Synodus mundyi Eastern Central Pacific 14 SL 2009
Synodus nigrotaeniatus Blackstripe lizardfish Western Pacific 23.4 SL 2017
Synodus oculeus Large-eye lizardfish Western Pacific 18.3 SL 1981
Synodus orientalis Asia 23.4 2008
Synodus poeyi Offshore lizardfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1887
Synodus pylei Western Central Pacific 8.1 SL 2009
Synodus randalli Western Indian Ocean 11.3 SL 1981
Synodus rubromarmoratus Redmarbled lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1979
Synodus sageneus Speartoothed grinner Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1905
Synodus sanguineus Western Pacific 11.6 SL 2009
Synodus saurus Atlantic lizardfish Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Synodus scituliceps Shorthead lizardfish Eastern Pacific 42 TL 1882
Synodus sechurae Sechura lizardfish Eastern Pacific 47.6 TL 1946
Synodus similis Lavender lizardfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1921
Synodus synodus Diamond lizardfish Eastern Atlantic 43 TL 1758
Synodus taiwanensis Northwestern Pacific 18.5 SL 2007
Synodus tectus Tectus lizardfish Indo-West Pacific. 10.7 SL 1981
Synodus ulae Red lizard fish Pacific Ocean 30 SL 1953
Synodus usitatus Indo-West Pacific 11.6 SL 1981
Synodus variegatus Variegated lizardfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1803
Synodus vityazi Western Indian Ocean 13.1 SL 2010

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