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Updated 6/11/2017

Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Synodus binotatus

Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

 



Puako, Hawaii, 25 feet


Juvenile, Puako, Hawaii, 20 feet



USS Macaw wreck, Midway, 25 feet

TWOSPOT LIZARDFISH

Slender species commonly observed on coral at scuba depths.  Brassy with five greenish-brown saddles, front third of the body light with herring-bone appearance.  With age the area forward of the dorsal fin becomes pale and the saddle behind the head fades.  Individuals with reddish head can be confused with Synodus rubromarmoratus.  Despite the common name most Synodus have two small dots at the tip of the snout.  Attains 7 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.