Scientific Name
Synodus ulae  
Synodus ulae紅斑狗母魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Schultz, 1953 Depth 30 - 60M
Chinese 紅斑狗母魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 合齒魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F187 Synodontidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 紅斑狗母魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 紅斑狗母、狗母梭、狗母 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Honolulu market, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2004);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Zaiser, M.J. etc. 1981 
Specimen List ASIZP0059814. ASIZP0061083. ASIZP0074061. FRIP21052. NTUM06618. NTUM06631.  
Common Name Red lizard fish 
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 broad and rounded. 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 60-66. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 13-14(usually 14); anal fin with 8-11; pectoral fins not reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; caudal fin forked. Fine barring on head. Body bands darken towards the tail.
habitats Lives in coastal reef flats in sandy or rocky places. A carnivore that feeds on fish. 
Distribution Found on Japan to Hawaii. It found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh.