Synodus lobeli  Waples & Randall, 1989

Lobel's lizardfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Synodontidae (Lizardfishes) > Synodontinae
Etymology: Synodus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  lobeli: Named in honor of Philip S. Lobel, who first discovered the species and suspected it was undescribed (Ref. 7438).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 31 - 140 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37501)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 53 - 56. Preopercle scaled to posterior margin; anterior palatine teeth not distinctly longer than and not isolated from posterior palatine teeth; membranous flap on anterior nostrils slender; body depth 6.7-7.8 in SL; pectoral fins not reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; anal fin base about two-thirds dorsal fin base; pale with small irregular dark blotches forming longitudinal lines on upper half of body (Ref. 7438).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Northwest Pacific: Japan. Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii (Ref. 37501), including Taiwan (Ref. 58391).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sand bottoms (Ref. 7438). Benthic (Ref. 58302).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Senou, H., Y. Morita and K. Arai, 1995. Two new records of lizardfishes (Pisces: Synodontidae) from Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 42(1):93-95. (Ref. 37501)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00203 - 0.00745), b=3.15 (2.98 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.