Scientific Name
Synodus tectus
Synodus tectus肩蓋狗母魚
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Author Cressey, 1981 Depth 25 - 82M
Chinese 肩蓋狗母魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 被蓋狗母魚 
Max Length 10.7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 肩蓋狗母、狗母梭、狗母 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Visayan Sea, Philippines, depth 41 fathoms 
Reference Chen J-P, H-C Ho, and K-T Shao. 2007. A New Lizardfish (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae) from Taiwan, with descriptions of three new records. Zool. Stud. 46(2): 148-154  
Specimen List ASIZP0073373. NMMBP07889.  
Common Name Tail-bar lizardfish; Tectus lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout short, the dorsal contour a litter concave. Orbit longer than snout. Anteriormost palatine teeth longer than more posterior teeth and in a discrete group. 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 14; anal fin with 10; Pectoral fins not extending to a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. About 10 T shaped dark blockes on side of body, and dorsal tip of snout with a pair of small black spots.
habitats Found on sandy or mud bottoms from 10 to 20 m. 
Distribution Distributed in tropical and subtropical coastal waters of Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and Mozambique to the Andaman Sea and southern Japan, south to Arafura Sea and New Caledonia. It very rare and only found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.