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Synodus falcatus  Waples & Randall, 1989

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes (Grinners) > Synodontidae (Lizardfishes) > Synodontinae
Etymology: Synodus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  falcatus: Name from the Latin for curved or sickle-shaped, in reference to the shape of the flap over the anterior nares (Ref. 7438).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 65 - 115 m (Ref. 86689).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86689)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 63 - 67. Diameter of bony orbit 5.7-6.9% of SL; postural position of cheek unscaled; anterior palatine teeth not longer or only slightly longer than posterior palatine teeth; membranous flap on anterior nostrils long, pointed and curved outward; pectoral fins just reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; base of anal fin short (5.5-7.9% of SL); rose or orange brown in color (Ref. 7438).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic (Ref. 58302).

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Waples, R.S. and J.E. Randall, 1988. A revision of the Hawaiian lizardfish of the genus Synodus, with descriptions of four new species. Pac. Sci. 42(3-4):178-213. (Ref. 7438)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00407 (0.00194 - 0.00854), b=3.19 (3.02 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .