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Updated 6/11/2017

Family Synodontidae

HAWAII

Synodus rubromarmoratus

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Kaohe, Hawaii, 85 feet

 

100 foot Hole, Oahu, 80 feet

 

 

RED-MARBLED LIZARDFISH

Rare among rubble deeper than 60 feet.  Distinct red areas on cheek and top of head behind eyes, hourglass shaped bars grading to dark brown below.  Easily confused with redheaded Synodus binotatus.  Attains 4 inches.  Scattered records from East Australia to Ogasawara and Hawai'i.