Diamond lizardfish (Synodus synodus) fish profile and information / pictures of Diamond lizardfish - Synodus synodus

Diamond lizardfish (Synodus synodus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Synodus synodus
Classified By Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name Diamond lizardfish
Class Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii)
Order Grinners (Aulopiformes)
Family Lizardfishes (Synodontidae)
Biology Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. 4 prominent reddish bands across back (Ref. 26938).
Climate Subtropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters Unknown m
Depth To - meters 144 m
Zone reef-associated
Distribution Eastern Atlantic: Madeira, Canary Islands, and St. Helena Island (Ref. 4472); range extending to S?o Tom? Island (Ref. 34088). Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and southwestern Gulf of Mexico to Uruguay (Ref. 7251), including the Caribbean (Ref. 4472). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
Region Eastern Atlantic
Range 35°N - 35°S
Maximum Length 33.0 cm
Common Length 20.0 cm
Environment Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 144 m (Ref. 5951), usually 2 - 35 m (Ref. 5288)
Vulnerability Low vulnerability (21 of 100)
Resilience High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Threat To Humans   Harmless
IUCN Red List Status   Not Evaluated 
Human Uses Fisheries: commercial
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.2 s.e. 0.73 Based on diet studies.
Is kept in Aquariums False
Occurs in Marine / Salt water True
Occurs in Brackish water False
Occurs in Fresh Water False
Occurs on Reefs True