Scientific Name
Synodus rubromarmoratus  
Synodus rubromarmoratus紅花斑狗母魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Russell & Cressey, 1979 Depth 5 - 50M
Chinese 紅花斑狗母魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅花斑狗母魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅花斑狗母、狗母梭、狗母、番狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mrs. Watson's Bay, Lizard Island [14°40'S, 145°27'E], Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia [Coral Sea, southwestern Pacific], depth 15 meters 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999) 
Specimen List ASIZP0066653. ASIZP0801874. ASIZP0911874. FRIP21257. NMMBP01250. NTOU-AE6057. NTUM04623. USNM00217615.  
Common Name Redmarbled lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Anterior palatine teeth not longer than more posterior teeth, and not in discrete group; Not more than 30 teeth on free end of tongue. Nasal flap long and blunt-tipped. Cheek behind mouth fully scaled; scales above lateral line 3.5. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays; anal fin with 8-10; Anal-fin base shorter than dorsal-fin base; process of pelvic fins wide. Bright red bars of body are distinctive; no dark spots on upper distal corner of operculum.
habitats Found coastal reefs to outer reefs, usually on deep slopes in depths over 20 m on sand and rubble bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in Maldives and from Taiwan to the Great Barrier Reef. It very rare and only found in Penghu Islands. 
Utility Marketed fresh