Synodus binotatus, Cook Islands, Photo: Graham Edgar
Synodus binotatus, Lord Howe Island, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Synodus binotatus, Photo: Graham Edgar
Synodus binotatus, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Two distinct rounded spots on tip of snout and 8-10 well-defined dark blotches along underside. S. variegatus (variegated lizardfish) often with 2 elongated spots on snout, but also has more rectangular markings in 2 rows along side of body behind pectoral fin.
Max Size: 18 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland