Scientific Name
Synodus doaki  
Synodus doaki道氏狗母魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Russell & Cressey, 1979 Depth 9 - 200M
Chinese 道氏狗母魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 道氏狗母魚 
Max Length 28 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 道氏狗母、狗母梭、狗母 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nursery Bay [35°30'S, 174°44'E], Port Knights Islands [off eastern Northland], New Zealand [southwestern Pacific], depth 19 meters 
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999) 
Specimen List ASIZP0059363. FRIP21854.  
Common Name Common lizardfish; Arrowtooth 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 very long and rounded. Head and body with cycloid scales; cheek behind mouth scaled; scales above lateral line 3.5(rarely 4.5). Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 13-15 rays(usually 14); anal fin with 8-9(usually 8); Pectoral fins extending well beyond a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. The irregular bars and spots on the body red, the centers of larger markings sometimes yellow. All fins with transverse red bands. dorsal tip of snout without a pair of small black spots. Middle rays of caudal fin without black tips.
habitats Inhabits sandy bottoms close to rock or coral outcrops, frequently occurs in pairs on sandy bottoms adjacent to rock and coral in depths of 19 to 250 m. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Hawaii,north to Japan, south to Chesterfield Islands, eastern Australia, northern New Zealand. It found in sourthern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.