Scientific Name
Saurida undosquamis  
Saurida undosquamis花斑蛇鯔
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Richardson, 1848) Depth 1 - 290M
Chinese 花斑蛇鯔 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 花斑蛇鯔 
Max Length 50 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 狗母梭、狗母、黑狗母(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Coast of northwestern Australia 
Synonyms Saurida argyrophanes, Saurida grandisquamis, Saurida tumbil, Saurida undosquamia, Saurida undosquammis, Saurus undosquamis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);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)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Golani, D. 1993 陳素芝 編著 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054806. ASIZP0062859. ASIZP0066883. ASIZP0075351. ASIZP0075363. ASIZP0075388. ASIZP0075401. ASIZP0075488. ASIZP0075532. ASIZP0075546. ASIZP0075854. ASIZP0075863. ASIZP0075952. ASIZP0076012. ASIZP0076118. ASIZP0076119. ASIZP0076370. ASIZP0076371. ASIZP0076381. ASIZP0076382. ASIZP0076400. ASIZP0076412. ASIZP0077869. ASIZP0079057. ASIZP0700059. ASIZP0700166. ASIZP0805635. ASIZP0805636. ASIZP0807036. ASIZP0807037. ASIZP0807675. ASIZP0900318. ASIZP0917036. ASIZP0917037. ASIZP0917675. FRIP00986. FRIP00987. ...List all 68 records... 
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100% 2016-01-27,HAN-YANG,CO1,100%
Common Name True lizardfish; True lizard-fish; Brushtooth lizardfish; Largescale lizardfish; Large-scaled saury; Lizardfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, slender, and cylindrical. Eye moderate. Adipose eyelid on anterior and posterior margins of eye. Mouth large, gape tending obliquely. 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; Lateral-line scales with 48 to 54; scales not enlarged, not extending beyond base of caudal fin, procurrent and primary caudal-fin rays with scales. Predorsal scales 18 to 20. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-12 rays, rays not particularly elongate; anal fin with 11-12; pectoral fins short, reaching to base of pelvic fins; caudal fin forked, upper and lower lobes of caudal fin about equal in length. Body pale yellowish brown, inside of pectoral fins uniformly dusky; upper edge of caudal fin with about 8 black spots or bars; lower edge of caudal fin whitish or translucent.
habitats Found on the sublittoral zone above 100 m over sand or mud bottoms of coastal waters. Feeds on fishes (anchovy and red mullet Mullus surmuletus), crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Spawns from April to May off Japan. 
Distribution Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea, Persian Gulf and East Africa to Japan, the Arafura Sea and the Great Barrier Reef. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Generally marketed frozen, sometimes fresh and as fish cakes ('kamaboko') in Japan.