Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Callionymidae  
 Genus Synchiropus  
  Synchiropus lateralis  (Richardson, 1844) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Callionymus lateralisCallionymus lineolatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)
Character: Body elongate, depressed. Mouth small. Upper edge of lower lip without fleshy papillae. 1st dorsal fin low in both sexes; almost all dorsal-fin soft rays brached, 8 divided rays in the second dorsal fin; caudal fin rounded or slightly truncate. Body pale brown with 5 dark brown oblique bands. In males, 1st dorsal fin light brown with brown blotches, white spots and lines; anal fin with a broad distal black margin, and usually scattered with white lines. In females, 1st dorsal fin with 2 rows of brown spots; anal fin brown. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal sand-flats. 
Distribution: Distributed in South China Sea and Taiwan. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381501
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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