Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Synodontidae
(Lizardfishes) > Synodontinae
Etymology: Synodus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); fasciapelvicus: Named for the broad dark cross bands on the pelvic fins in fresh specimens, the pigment is on the membranes as well as rays. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 26 - 29 m (Ref. 80927). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 58 - 59. This species is distinct in having the following characters: D 11- 12; A 9; pectoral rays 12-13; lateral-line scales 58-60; 4½ scales between lateral line and base of dorsal fin; median predorsal scales 18; vertebrae 58-59; peritoneal spots 9-10; anterior palatine teeth of inner row much longer than posterior teeth; preopercle not scaled posterior to corner of mouth; membranous posterior flap of anterior nostril triangular, with a slightly attenuate tip, reaching to above posterior nostril when laid back; depth of body 6.6-7.35 in SL; pectoral fins reaching a line connecting dorsal- and pelvic-fin origins, fin length 2.4-2.6 in HL; alcohol preserved color pale yellowish with 9
irregular light brown circles along lateral line, each linked narrowly to an irregular, slightly oblique, brown bar to lower side of body; tip of dorsal part of snout with a pair of small brown spots; when fresh, the color is light orangish brown dorsally, white ventrally, dark markings a mixture of orange and dark brownish red; pelvic fins crossed by 6 dark orangish brown bands twice as broad as white interspaces (Ref. 80927).
Paratypes were collected from rubble and sand bottom (Ref. 80927).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2009. Five new Indo-Pacific lizardfishes of the genus Synodus (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae). Zoological Studies 48(3):407-417. (Ref. 80927)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00219 - 0.00954), b=3.16 (2.99 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .