Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Synodus  
  Synodus fuscus  Tanaka, 1917 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004)
Character: Body subcylindrical, slihgtly depressed on head. Snout tip rounded. Anteriormost palatine teeth longer than more posterior teeth and in a discrete group. 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 10-12rays(usually 11); anal fin with 8-9(usually 8); Pectoral fins short, not extending to a line from pelvic-fin origin to dorsal-fin origin; caudal fin forked. Dorsal tip of snout without a pair of small black spots. 
Habitat: Found on sandy bottoms of shallow waters. 
Distribution: Distributed in Japan and Taiwan. It found in southern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Is.. 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380850
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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