Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Synodus  
  Synodus binotatus  Schultz, 1953 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣脊椎動物誌(陳兼善, 1969);中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.3(FAO,1999)
Character: Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout tip rounded. Anteriormost palatine teeth longer than more posterior teeth and in a discrete group. Membranous flap on anterior nostrils long and broad. Head and body with cycloid scales; cheek behind mouth scaled; scales above lateral line 3.5(rarely 4.5); dorsal fin about midway on back, with 12-14 rays(usually 13); anal fin with 8-10(usually 9); Pectoral fins extending well beyond a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Dorsal tip of snout with a pair of small but prominent black spots. Middle rays of caudal fin without black tips. 
Habitat: Occurs in coral reefs in depths from 1 to 30 m. Generally solitary and typically rests on hard surfaces, occasionally with a head down position on a steep slope. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-West Pacific from Gulf of Aden and East Africa to the Hawaiian and Gambier islands, north to the Ogasawara Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef. It found in southwestern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380846
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