Scientific Name
Saurida elongata  
Saurida elongata長體蛇鯔
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 長體蛇鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長蛇鯔 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狗母梭、長蜥魚、狗母(澎湖)、細鱗狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Aulopus elongatus, Saurida elongatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061980. ASIZP0062867. ASIZP0075115. ASIZP0075116. ASIZP0075536. ASIZP0075585. ASIZP0075594. ASIZP0075631. ASIZP0075650. ASIZP0075672. ASIZP0075771. ASIZP0075828. ASIZP0075829. ASIZP0075830. ASIZP0076013. ASIZP0076245. ASIZP0076313. ASIZP0076368. ASIZP0076369. ASIZP0076427. ASIZP0076443. ASIZP0076444. ASIZP0077060. ASIZP0077759. ASIZP0077809. ASIZP0077820. ASIZP0077868. ASIZP0077920. ASIZP0077921. ASIZP0077951. ASIZP0078084. ASIZP0078639. ASIZP0078766. ASIZP0078767. ASIZP0079030. ASIZP0079074. ASIZP0079280. ...List all 59 records... 
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name Slender lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slender, and cylindrical. Eye of moderate size; laterally directed. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins of eye. Mouth large, gape tending to be oblique. Upper jaw not protractile, bordered its entire length by premaxilla, its length more than 1/2 head length and extending well past posterior margin of orbit. two tooth bands on palatines, and teeth on vomer and tongue. Branchiostegals 13. Head and body with cycloid scales; Lateral-line scales with 62 to 66; scales not enlarged, not extending beyond base of caudal fin, procurrent and primary caudal-fin rays with scales. Predorsal scales 22 to 27(usually 25). Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays; anal fin with 9-11; pectoral fins short, not reaching to base of pelvic fins; caudal fin forked. Body pale yellowish brown, inside of pectoral fins uniformly dusky; traces of faint darker cross bands on back ; fins without dark bars or spots.
habitats Inhabits sandy bottoms in shallow water. 
Distribution Widespread in the West Pacific from the East China Sea to eastern Australia. It found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh, or made into fish balls or fish meals.