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); mundyi: Named for Bruce Mundy. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 82 - 200 m (Ref. 80927). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80927)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 60. This species is distinct in having the following characters: D 13; A 9-10; pectoral rays 13-14; lateral line scales 59-60;; 3½ scales between lateral line and base of dorsal fin; vertebrae 60, predorsal 16-17; peritoneal spots 14; anterior palatine teeth of inner row longer than posterior teeth; preopercle fully scaled; posterior flap of anterior nostril slender and tapering, extending more than 2 posterior-nostril diameters beyond nostrils when laid back; body depth 7.2-7.35 in SL; pectoral fins reaching posterior to a line connecting dorsal- and pelvic-fin origins, fin length 2.15-2.25 in HL; alcohol preserved color pale yellowish; body color when fresh white, with 8 light red bars, each with 3 constrictions (uppermost obscure in direct side view), even-numbered bars much more distinct; broad parts of each red bar with a pale yellow spot; space between second constricted area of each bar with a pale bluish arc with a width nearly that of pupil (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
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 6.1 - 15.2, mean 8.9 °C (based on 6 cells).
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
): 3.9 ±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 (14 of 100) .