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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Aulopiformes  
 Family Synodontidae  
 Genus Synodus  
  Synodus dermatogenys  Fowler, 1912 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Synodus dermatogennisdetails
Citation: Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2004);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 slender. Head and body with cycloid scales; cheek usually not scaled to preopercular margin; Scales above lateral line 5.5; (rarely 6.5); lateral-line scales with 56-64. Dorsal fin about midway on back, with 10-13(usually 13); anal fin with 8-11; pectoral fins not reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; caudal fin forked. Body brownish above, with 7 irregular blackish bars; middle of dody without longitudinal brown stripe; caudal peduncle without black blotch. 
Habitat: Common on sand or sand-rubble areas of lagoon and seaward reefs to over 20 m depth. Frequently buries in sand leaving only eyes and nostrils exposed. 
Distribution: Widespread in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea to the Hawaiian, Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Lord Howe. It found in Siao Liouciou, Pingtung county, southweastern Taiwanese waters; and Lanyu, Taitung county, southeas 
Utility: Marketed fresh. 
Name Code: 380847
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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