Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Synodontidae
(Lizardfishes) > Synodontinae
Etymology: Synodus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); sanguineus: Named for its predominantly red color (Latin name meaning blood red). More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 80927). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80927)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 54. This species is distinct in having the following characters: D 12; A 9; pectoral rays 13; 54 lateral line scales; 3½ scales between lateral line and base of dorsal fin; 15 median predorsal scales; 54 total vertebrae; 3 anterior palatine teeth of inner row longer than posterior teeth; preopercle scaled to posterior margin, all scales large; membranous posterior flap of anterior nostril slender and leaf-like, when laid back reaching well beyond posterior nostril; body depth 6.6 in SL; eye moderately large, 4.45 in HL; pectoral fins extending posterior to a line connecting dorsal- and pelvic-fin origins, fin length 2.2 in HL; alcohol preserved color pale yellowish with only traces of dark pigment in blotches along lateral line, when fresh red on dorsal 1/2 of body, white ventrally, with V-shaped darker red bars extending 1/2 way into white ventral space, each with 3 constrictions; a vertical series of orangish red blotches in each interspace between red bars, ventralmost in white area between tips of red bars; median and pelvic fins with red cross bands (Ref. 80927).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2009. Five new Indo-Pacific lizardfishes of the genus Synodus (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae). Zoological Studies 48(3):407-417. (Ref. 80927)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00214 - 0.00932), b=3.16 (2.99 - 3.33), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±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 (11 of 100) .