SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=160) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Synodontidae Lizardfishes



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Western Indian Ocean

 
Harpadon erythraeus
[]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Harpadon microchir Günther, 1878

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Harpadon microchir
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Harpadon nehereus (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Harpadon nehereus
[Bombay-duck]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Harpadon squamosus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Harpadon translucens Saville-Kent, 1889

Photo by CSIRO
 
Harpadon translucens
[Glassy Bombay duck]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL

 
Saurida argentea
[Shortfin saury]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Saurida brasiliensis Norman, 1935

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Saurida brasiliensis
[Brazilian lizardfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Saurida caribbaea Breder, 1927

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Saurida caribbaea
[Smallscale lizardfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Saurida elongata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Saurida elongata
[Slender lizardfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Saurida filamentosa Ogilby, 1910

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Saurida filamentosa
[Threadfin saury]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL
Saurida flamma Waples, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Saurida flamma
[Orangemouth lizardfish]
No picture found
Red Sea
Max. Length 27.6 cm SL

 
Saurida golanii
[Golani’s lizardfish]

Photo by Strauss, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Saurida gracilis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Strauss, P.
 
Saurida gracilis
[Gracile lizardfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Saurida isarankurai Shindo & Yamada, 1972

Photo by FAO
 
Saurida isarankurai
[Shortjaw saury]
No picture found
Meditteranean and Western
Max. Length 28.2 cm SL

 
Saurida lessepsianus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Saurida longimanus Norman, 1939

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Saurida longimanus
[Longfin lizardfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25.8 cm SL

 
Saurida macrolepis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm SL

 
Saurida microlepis
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Saurida micropectoralis Shindo & Yamada, 1972

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Saurida micropectoralis
[Shortfin lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Saurida nebulosa Valenciennes, 1850

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Saurida nebulosa
[Clouded lizardfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Saurida normani Longley, 1935

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Saurida normani
[Shortjaw lizardfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Saurida pseudotumbil
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho et al

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Saurida suspicio Breder, 1927

Photo by Carvalho Filho et al
 
Saurida suspicio
[Suspicious lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm FL
Saurida tumbil (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Saurida tumbil
[Greater lizardfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 33.7 cm SL

 
Saurida umeyoshii
[]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Eastern Indian Ocean, Mal
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Saurida undosquamis (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Saurida undosquamis
[Brushtooth lizardfish]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Saurida wanieso Shindo & Yamada, 1972

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Saurida wanieso
[Wanieso lizardfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Synodus binotatus Schultz, 1953

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Synodus binotatus
[Two-spot lizard fish]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 27.9 cm SL
Synodus bondi Fowler, 1939

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Synodus bondi
[Sharpnose lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Synodus capricornis Cressey & Randall, 1978

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus capricornis
[Capricorn lizardfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Synodus dermatogenys Fowler, 1912

Photo by Field, R.
 
Synodus dermatogenys
[Sand lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Synodus doaki Russell & Cressey, 1979

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus doaki
[Arrowtooth lizardfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Synodus evermanni Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Synodus evermanni
[Inotted lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Synodus falcatus Waples & Randall, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus falcatus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Synodus fasciapelvicus Randall, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus fasciapelvicus
[]

Photo by IGFA

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48.3 cm FL
Synodus foetens (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by IGFA
 
Synodus foetens
[Inshore lizardfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL
Synodus fuscus Tanaka, 1917

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Synodus fuscus
[]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Synodus gibbsi
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Synodus hoshinonis Tanaka, 1917

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Synodus hoshinonis
[Blackear lizardfish]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Synodus indicus (Day, 1873)

Photo by Field, R.
 
Synodus indicus
[Indian lizardfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Synodus intermedius (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Synodus intermedius
[Sand diver]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 24.1 cm SL
Synodus isolatus Randall, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus isolatus
[Rapanui lizardfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Synodus jaculum Russell & Cressey, 1979

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Synodus jaculum
[Lighthouse lizardfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Synodus kaianus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Synodus kaianus
[Gunther's lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Synodus lacertinus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus lacertinus
[Sauro lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.4 cm SL
Synodus lobeli Waples & Randall, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus lobeli
[Lobel's lizardfish]

Photo by Shelton, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Synodus lucioceps (Ayres, 1855)

Photo by Shelton, J.
 
Synodus lucioceps
[California lizardfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Synodus macrocephalus Cressey, 1981

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Synodus macrocephalus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Synodus macrops Tanaka, 1917

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Synodus macrops
[Triplecross lizardfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL

 
Synodus macrostigmus
[Largespot lizardfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Synodus marchenae
[Lizardfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Synodus mascarensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Synodus mundyi Randall, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus mundyi
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23.4 cm SL
Synodus nigrotaeniatus Allen, Erdmann & Peristiwady, 2017

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Synodus nigrotaeniatus
[Blackstripe lizardfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Synodus oculeus Cressey, 1981

Photo by CSIRO
 
Synodus oculeus
[Large-eye lizardfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 23.4 cm

 
Synodus orientalis
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Synodus poeyi Jordan, 1887

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Synodus poeyi
[Offshore lizardfish]

Photo by Pyle, R.L.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Synodus pylei Randall, 2009

Photo by Pyle, R.L.
 
Synodus pylei
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Synodus randalli Cressey, 1981

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus randalli
[]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Synodus rubromarmoratus Russell & Cressey, 1979

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Synodus rubromarmoratus
[Redmarbled lizardfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Synodus sageneus Waite, 1905

Photo by CSIRO
 
Synodus sageneus
[Speartoothed grinner]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Synodus sanguineus Randall, 2009

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus sanguineus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Synodus saurus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Synodus saurus
[Atlantic lizardfish]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Synodus scituliceps Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Synodus scituliceps
[Shorthead lizardfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 47.6 cm TL
Synodus sechurae Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Synodus sechurae
[Sechura lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Synodus similis McCulloch, 1921

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus similis
[Lavender lizardfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Synodus synodus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Synodus synodus
[Diamond lizardfish]

Photo by Chen, J.-P.

Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Synodus taiwanensis Chen, Ho & Shao, 2007

Photo by Chen, J.-P.
 
Synodus taiwanensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL
Synodus tectus Cressey, 1981

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus tectus
[Tectus lizardfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Synodus ulae Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus ulae
[Red lizard fish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Synodus usitatus Cressey, 1981

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synodus usitatus
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Synodus variegatus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Synodus variegatus
[Variegated lizardfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Synodus vityazi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Trachinocephalus gauguini
[]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Restricted to Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Trachinocephalus myops (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Trachinocephalus myops
[Snakefish]



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Harpadon erythraeus Western Indian Ocean 1983
Harpadon microchir Indo-Pacific. 70 SL 1878
Harpadon nehereus Bombay-duck Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1822
Harpadon squamosus Indian Ocean 1891
Harpadon translucens Glassy Bombay duck Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1889
Saurida argentea Shortfin saury Western Pacific 29 SL 1881
Saurida brasiliensis Brazilian lizardfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1935
Saurida caribbaea Smallscale lizardfish Western Atlantic 18 TL 1927
Saurida elongata Slender lizardfish Northwest Pacific 50 SL 1846
Saurida filamentosa Threadfin saury Western Pacific 22 SL 1910
Saurida flamma Orangemouth lizardfish Eastern Central Pacific 30.5 SL 1982
Saurida golanii Golani’s lizardfish Red Sea 27.6 SL 2011
Saurida gracilis Gracile lizardfish Indo-Pacific 32 SL 1824
Saurida isarankurai Shortjaw saury Western Central Pacific 12 SL 1972
Saurida lessepsianus Meditteranean and Western 28.2 SL 2015
Saurida longimanus Longfin lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1939
Saurida macrolepis Indo-West Pacific 25.8 SL 1917
Saurida microlepis Northwest Pacific 45 SL 1931
Saurida micropectoralis Shortfin lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1972
Saurida nebulosa Clouded lizardfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL 1850
Saurida normani Shortjaw lizardfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1935
Saurida pseudotumbil Indian Ocean 1981
Saurida suspicio Suspicious lizardfish Western Atlantic 9 TL 1927
Saurida tumbil Greater lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 60 FL 1795
Saurida umeyoshii Northwest Pacific 33.7 SL 2006
Saurida undosquamis Brushtooth lizardfish Eastern Indian Ocean, Mal 50 SL 1848
Saurida wanieso Wanieso lizardfish Indo-West Pacific. 65 SL 1972
Synodus binotatus Two-spot lizard fish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1953
Synodus bondi Sharpnose lizardfish Western Central Atlantic 27.9 SL 1939
Synodus capricornis Capricorn lizardfish Pacific Ocean 21 SL 1978
Synodus dermatogenys Sand lizardfish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1912
Synodus doaki Arrowtooth lizardfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL 1979
Synodus evermanni Inotted lizardfish Eastern Pacific 30.5 TL 1890
Synodus falcatus Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 SL 1989
Synodus fasciapelvicus Western Pacific 9.7 SL 2009
Synodus foetens Inshore lizardfish Western Atlantic 48.3 FL 1766
Synodus fuscus Northwest Pacific 17.2 SL 1917
Synodus gibbsi Indian Ocean 1981
Synodus hoshinonis Blackear lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1917
Synodus indicus Indian lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 33 TL 1873
Synodus intermedius Sand diver Western Atlantic 46 TL 1829
Synodus isolatus Rapanui lizardfish Southeast Pacific 24.1 SL 2009
Synodus jaculum Lighthouse lizardfish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1979
Synodus kaianus Gunther's lizardfish Pacific Ocean 30 SL 1880
Synodus lacertinus Sauro lizardfish Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1890
Synodus lobeli Lobel's lizardfish Northwest Pacific 23.4 SL 1989
Synodus lucioceps California lizardfish Eastern Pacific 64 TL 1855
Synodus macrocephalus Indo-West Pacific 7.8 SL 1981
Synodus macrops Triplecross lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1917
Synodus macrostigmus Largespot lizardfish Western Central Atlantic 20.5 SL 2013
Synodus marchenae Lizardfish Southeast Pacific 1946
Synodus mascarensis Western Indian Ocean 13.7 SL 2008
Synodus mundyi Eastern Central Pacific 14 SL 2009
Synodus nigrotaeniatus Blackstripe lizardfish Western Pacific 23.4 SL 2017
Synodus oculeus Large-eye lizardfish Western Pacific 18.3 SL 1981
Synodus orientalis Asia 23.4 2008
Synodus poeyi Offshore lizardfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1887
Synodus pylei Western Central Pacific 8.1 SL 2009
Synodus randalli Western Indian Ocean 11.3 SL 1981
Synodus rubromarmoratus Redmarbled lizardfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1979
Synodus sageneus Speartoothed grinner Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1905
Synodus sanguineus Western Pacific 11.6 SL 2009
Synodus saurus Atlantic lizardfish Eastern Atlantic 40 SL 1758
Synodus scituliceps Shorthead lizardfish Eastern Pacific 42 TL 1882
Synodus sechurae Sechura lizardfish Eastern Pacific 47.6 TL 1946
Synodus similis Lavender lizardfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1921
Synodus synodus Diamond lizardfish Eastern Atlantic 43 TL 1758
Synodus taiwanensis Northwestern Pacific 18.5 SL 2007
Synodus tectus Tectus lizardfish Indo-West Pacific. 10.7 SL 1981
Synodus ulae Red lizard fish Pacific Ocean 30 SL 1953
Synodus usitatus Indo-West Pacific 11.6 SL 1981
Synodus variegatus Variegated lizardfish Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1803
Synodus vityazi Western Indian Ocean 13.1 SL 2010
Trachinocephalus gauguini Eastern Central Pacific 12.5 SL 2016
Trachinocephalus myops Snakefish Restricted to Atlantic 40 TL 1801



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