Twospot Lizardfish (species: Synodus binotatus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Synodus binotatus
Twospot Lizardfish

©Lyle Vail: Synodus binotatus at MacGillivray Reef near Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Synodus binotatus on the northern side of Lizard Island.

©John E. Randall
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Aulopiformes
Family Synodontidae
Genus Synodus
Species Synodus binotatus



Distinguishing features

A pair of small dark spots on tip of snout; often found on hard substrate (Allen and Erdmann, 2012).


  • Up to 18 cm (length according to Allen and Erdmann, 2012)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.