Bluestripe Lizardfish (species: Synodus dermatogenys) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Synodus dermatogenys
Bluestripe Lizardfish


©Anne Hoggett: Synodus dermatogenys at the base of the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group. Note broad blue stripe on side and broken U-shaped marking on snout.

©Anne Hoggett: Synodus dermatogenys at the base of the reef slope between Bird and South Islands, Lizard Island Group.

©Anne Hoggett: Synodus dermatogenys near base of reef slope at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Aulopiformes
Family Synodontidae
Genus Synodus
Species Synodus dermatogenys

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Distinguishing features

A row of brown circles or diamond-shaped spots with pale centres, below a bluish stripe.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Reef fish community structure and dynamics: in interaction between local and larger-scale processes? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 19-29. LIRS catalog number 448.
  • Caley, M.J. and J. St John (1996). Refuge availability structures assemblages of tropical reef fishes, Journal of Animal Ecology, 65: 414-428. LIRS catalog number 458.
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