Synodus pacificus, Omega lizardfish

Synodus pacificus Ho, Chen & Shao, 2016

Omega lizardfish
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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 Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 270 m (Ref. 118657).   Subtropical

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 16 August 2019

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00217 - 0.00962), b=3.16 (2.98 - 3.34), 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) .