Twospot Lizardfish, Synodus binotatus Schultz 1953


Other Names: Spotnose Lizardfish, Two-spot Lizard Fish

A Twospot Lizardfish, Synodus binotatus, at Sangat Island, Coron Bay, Philippines. Source: Dave Harasti / http://www.daveharasti.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
Tip of snout with a pair of small but distinctive black spots.

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Dianne J. Bray, Synodus binotatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3328

Twospot Lizardfish, Synodus binotatus Schultz 1953

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Distribution

Rowley Shoals (17º05´S) and Scott Reef (14º04´S), WA, Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea (12º12´S) and Portlock Reef, Torres Strait (9º35´S) to off Southport (27º59´S), QLD, also Lord Howe Province, Tasman Sea. the species occurs elsewhere in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Species Citation

Synodus binotatus Schultz, 1953, Bull. U. S. Natl Mus. 202(1): 35, fig. 8. Type locality: Marshall Islands. 

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Twospot Lizardfish, Synodus binotatus Schultz 1953

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Chen, J.-P., Ho, H.-C. & Shao, K.-T. 2007. A new lizardfish (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae) from Taiwan with descriptions of three new records. Zoological Studies 46(2): 148-154.

Cressey, R. 1981. Revision of the Indo-west Pacific lizardfishes of the genus Synodus (Pisces : Synodontidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 342: 1-53 figs 1-44

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.


Russell, B.C. 1999. Families Synodontidae, Bathysauridae. pp. 1928-1947 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 3 pp. 1397-2068.

Waples, R.S. & Randall, J.E. 1989. A revision of the Hawaiian lizardfishes of the genus Synodus, with descriptions of four new species. Pacific Science 42(3-4): 177-213 [189]

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37118021

Depth:1–30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:18 cm TL

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