Scientific Name
Synodus dermatogenys  
Synodus dermatogenys革狗母魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Fowler, 1912 Depth 1 - 70M
Chinese 革狗母魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 革狗母魚 
Max Length 24 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 革狗母、狗母梭、狗母、番狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Hawaiian Island 
Synonyms Synodus amaranthus, Synodus dermatogennis, Synodus variegatus, Synodus varius   
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999)  Fowler, H. W. 1912 Donaldson, T. J. 1990 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0063378. ASIZP0074011. NMMBP02460. NMMBP07888. NMMSTP00600. NTOUP200611-829. NTOUP200801-027. NTOUP200801-069. NTOUP201203-086. NTOUP201203-120. NTOUP201203-147. RUSI35016. RUSI35110.  
Common Name Sand lizardfish; Variegated lizardfish; Banded lizardfish; Clearfin lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout tip rounded. Anteriormost palatine teeth longer than more posterior teeth and in a discrete group. Membranous flap on anterior nostrils long and slender. Head and body with cycloid scales; cheek usually not scaled to preopercular margin; Scales above lateral line 5.5; (rarely 6.5); lateral-line scales with 56-64. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-13(usually 13); anal fin with 8-11; pectoral fins not reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; caudal fin forked. Body brownish above, with 7 irregular blackish bars; middle of dody without longitudinal brown stripe; caudal peduncle without black blotch.
habitats Common on sand or sand-rubble areas of lagoon and seaward reefs to over 20 m depth. Frequently buries in sand leaving only eyes and nostrils exposed. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to the Hawaiian, Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe. It found in Siao Liouciou, Pingtung county, southweastern Taiwanese waters; and Lanyu, Taitung county, southeas 
Utility Marketed fresh.