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 authors: Waples & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 31 - 140 m (Ref. 58302). Tropical
Northwest Pacific: Japan. Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii (Ref. 37501), including Taiwan (Ref. 58391).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37501)
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).
Found on sand bottoms (Ref. 7438). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 17.2 - 23.8, mean 22 (based on 33 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00214 - 0.00932), b=3.16 (2.99 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .