Blackshoulder Lizardfish, Synodus hoshinonis Tanaka 1917


Other Names: Blackear Lizardfish, Blackpatch Lizardfish, Black-shouldered Lizardfish

A Blackshoulder Lizardfish, Synodus hoshinonis, on the Izu Peninsula, Japan. Source: Izuzuki / www.izuzuki.com. License: CC by Attribution-ShareAlike

Summary:
A lizardfish with a large black spot on the upper part of the gill cover.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2018, Synodus hoshinonis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 01 Jul 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3995

Blackshoulder Lizardfish, Synodus hoshinonis Tanaka 1917

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Distribution

Off Exmouth, Western Australia, to Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits sandy/muddy areas on the continental shelf.

Fisheries

Taken as by-catch in commercial trawl fisheries.

Species Citation

Synodus hoshinonis Tanaka 1917, Zoological Magazine, Tokyo 29: 38. Type locality: Hiro, Wakayama Pref., Japan.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Blackshoulder Lizardfish, Synodus hoshinonis Tanaka 1917

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

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

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. 

Tanaka, S. 1917. Six new species of fishes from Japan. Zoological Magazine, Tokyo 29: 37-40 [in Japanese]

Russell, B., Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Lawrence, A. 2016. Synodus hoshinonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T67853432A67871665. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T67853432A67871665.en. Downloaded on 28 May 2018.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37118010

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-200 m

Habitat:Sandy mud bottoms

Max Size:26 cm TL

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