Scientific Name
Saurida tumbil  
Saurida tumbil多齒蛇鯔
by: ©National Museum of Marine Science and Techonology
Author (Bloch, 1795) Depth 10 - 60M
Chinese 多齒蛇鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 多齒蛇鯔 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狗母梭、狗母 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Malabar, India 
Synonyms Salmo tumbil, Saurida argyrophanes, Saurida australis, Saurida ferox, Saurida truculenta, Saurus argyrophanes   
Reference 臺灣脊椎動物誌(陳兼善, 1969);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)  Liu, F.H. etc. 1959 Tung, I.H. 童逸修 1959 Liu, Fah-Hsuen etc. 1959 Tiews, K., A. Mines etc. 1972 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0079049. ASIZP0079350. ASIZP0080296. ASIZP0807430. ASIZP0807673. ASIZP0807674. ASIZP0917430. ASIZP0917673. ASIZP0917674. FRIP21314. NMMSTP00666. NTUM01759. NTUM02148. NTUM02160. SU7320.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-04-06,Yung-Chieh,CO1,100%
Common Name Greater lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slender, and cylindrical. Eye moderate; 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. 2 teeth bands on palatines, and teeth on vomer and tongue. Branchiostegals 13. Head and body with cycloid scales, present on procurrent and primary caudal fin rays. Lateral-line scales with 50 to 55; scales not enlarged, not extending beyond base of caudal fin, procurrent and primary caudal-fin rays with scales. Predorsal scales 16 to 19. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 11-13 rays; anal fin with 10-11; pectoral fins short, not or only just reaching to pelvic-fin base; 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 coastal and estuarine waters on sand and mud bottoms in depths of 20 to 45 m. Feeds on fishes, crustaceans, and squids. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and east coast of Africa (except Kenya), including Madagascar to the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and further east to southeast Asia and Australia. It found in sourthern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.