Synodus falcatus Waples & Randall, 1989
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Synodontidae (Lizardfishes), subfamily: Synodontinae
 Max. size:  14.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 65 - 115 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal soft rays: 8-9; Vertebrae: 63-67. Diameter of bony orbit 5.7-6.9% of SL; postural position of cheek unscaled; anterior palatine teeth not longer or only slightly longer than posterior palatine teeth; membranous flap on anterior nostrils long, pointed and curved outward; pectoral fins just reaching a line connecting origins of dorsal and pelvic fins; base of anal fin short (5.5-7.9% of SL); rose or orange brown in color (Ref. 7438).
 Biology:  Benthic (Ref. 58302).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.09.03
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.03.13

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