Scientific Name
Saurida wanieso  
Saurida wanieso鱷蛇鯔
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Shindo & Yamada, 1972 Depth 30 - 100M
Chinese 鱷蛇鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鱷蛇鯔 
Max Length 65 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狗母梭、絲鰭蜥魚、狗母(澎湖) 、汕狗母(澎湖)、粗鱗狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、South West、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality East China Sea 
Synonyms Saurida tumbil   
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);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999)  Ogilby, J. D. 1910 朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055556. ASIZP0061445. ASIZP0061690. ASIZP0061691. ASIZP0061843. ASIZP0065930. ASIZP0065948. ASIZP0065965. ASIZP0068130. ASIZP0070521. ASIZP0070524. ASIZP0075079. ASIZP0075080. ASIZP0077797. ASIZP0700354. ASIZP0800634. ASIZP0800635. ASIZP0800636. ASIZP0803891. ASIZP0806621. ASIZP0806622. ASIZP0900138. ASIZP0900139. ASIZP0900227. ASIZP0910634. ASIZP0910635. ASIZP0910636. ASIZP0913891. ASIZP0916621. ASIZP0916622. MTP0009. NMMBP00005. NMMBP00500. NMMBP00910. NMMBP01205. NMMBP01700. NMMSTP00557. ...List all 38 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slender, and cylindrical. Eye moderate. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins of eye. Mouth large, gape tending obliquely. 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. 2 teeth bands on palatines, and teeth on vomer and tongue. Branchiostegals 13. Head and body with cycloid scales; Lateral-line scales with 54 to 56; scales not enlarged, not extending beyond base of caudal fin, procurrent and primary caudal-fin rays with scales. Predorsal scales 20 to 30. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays, second (occasionally third andfourth) ray elongate and filamentous; anal fin with 9-11; pectoral fins short, reaching to base of pelvic fins; caudal fin forked, upper lobe longer than lower. Body pale yellowish brown, inside of pectoral fins uniformly dusky; upper edge of caudal fin without spots or bars; lower edge of caudal fin dusky.
habitats Occurs on mud and sand bottoms of the continental shelf and inshore waters in depths of 140 to 220 m. 
Distribution Widespread in the West Pacific from the East China Sea to eastern Australia. It found in southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility Marketed fresh, or made into fish balls or fish meals.