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Synodus lacertinus  Gilbert, 1890

Sauro lizardfish
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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).   More on author: Gilbert.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 27 m (Ref. 9348), usually 1 - 27 m (Ref. 9348).   Tropical; 28°N -

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Eastern Pacific: Guayamas, Mexico (Ref. 9348) to Chile (Ref. 9068).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5590); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9348)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary. Perches motionless on pectoral fins in a wide range of habitats. Commonly occurs on sandy bottoms or sand patches around rocky reefs and boulder and gravel strewn slopes. Is active at night, may bury in sand with only eyes and mouth protruding during the day (Ref. 5227). Pounces on passing prey.

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Chirichigno, N.F., 1974. Clave para identificar los peces marinos del Peru. Inf. Inst. Mar Perú (44):1-387. (Ref. 5530)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .