Two-spot lizard fish (Synodus binotatus) fish profile and information / pictures of Two-spot lizard fish - Synodus binotatus

Two-spot lizard fish (Synodus binotatus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Synodus binotatus
Classified By Schultz, 1953
Common Name Two-spot lizard fish
Class Ray-finned fishes (Actinopterygii)
Order Grinners (Aulopiformes)
Family Lizardfishes (Synodontidae)
Biology Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. Cheek behind mouth scaled; palatine teeth in a single band on each side (characteristic of the genus); membranous flap on anterior nostrils long and broad; dorsal tip of snout with a pair of small but prominent black spots (Ref. 2334).
Climate Tropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 1 m
Depth To - meters 88 m
Zone reef-associated
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Aden and East Africa to the Hawaiian and Gambier islands, north to the Ogasawara Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
Region Indo-Pacific
Range 26°N - 24°S
Maximum Length 18.0 cm
Common Length 10.0 cm
Environment Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 88 m (Ref. 58302), usually 1 - 10 m (Ref. 11228)
Vulnerability Low vulnerability (11 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: minor commercial
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 3.97 s.e. 0.68 Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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