Synodus dermatogenys

Two-spot lizardfish | Banded Lizardfish | Clearfin Lizardfish | Grey-streak Lizardfish | Sand Lizardfish
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Sydney, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, Northern Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Synodus dermatogenysSynodus dermatogenys, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys
Synodus dermatogenys

Distribution

Temperate Africa, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Light blue stripe down side, starting above pectoral fin and often uninterrupted by dark bars, and lower row of white dashes from behind pectoral fin. Often with yellowish tail. Very similar S. similis also has blue line, but has dark patch on upper rear operculum.


Information

Max Size: 24 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15.4-31.2°C

Depth: 1-91m

Habitat Generalization Index: 10.74

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (7.2% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.


Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland


Further Information