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); pacificus: Named for the Pacific Ocean, where the type series are located.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 270 m (Ref. 118657). Subtropical
Western Pacific: Taiwan, the Philippines, and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118657)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 11;
Vertebrae: 52 - 54. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: upside-down omega-shaped marks on the lateral body 4; brown saddles on the dorsal surface 4; presence of black patches on the nape and operculum; bars on the dorsal and caudal fins; orbital large (6.7-8.1% SL); interorbital space narrow (2.1-2.8% SL); snout short (6.3-7.2% SL); anterior palatine teeth are not longer than posterior teeth; pectoral fin extending slightly beyond a line from base of pelvic fin to origin of dorsal fin; peritoneal spots 7; peritoneal membrane pale; nasal flap flames-like, long and pointed; D 11-13 (usually 11); A 9-11 (10 or 11); pectoral-fin rays 11-14 (usually 12); total vertebrae 52-54; pored lateral-line scales 52-54; transverse scale rows above lateral line 3.5, below 4.5 or 5; gill rakers 31-37; teeth on free end of tongue 17-29 (Ref. 118657).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ho, H.-C., J.-P. Chen and K.-T. Shao, 2016. A new species of the lizardfish genus Synodus (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae) from the western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 4162(1):134-142. (Ref. 118657)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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
): 4.0 ±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) .