Synodus scituliceps Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
Shorthead lizardfish
photo by Béarez, P.

Family:  Synodontidae (Lizardfishes), subfamily: Synodontinae
Max. size:  42 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 440.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 2 - 30 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán, Mexico to Chile (Ref. 9068) and the Galapagos Islands.
Biology:  A very common species found on soft bottom (Ref. 9348).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16

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