Synodus is a genus of fish in the family Synodontidae found in Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.[2]

Temporal range: 23–0 Ma
Early Miocene to present[1]
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Synodus synodus
Synodus variegatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Aulopiformes
Family: Synodontidae
Subfamily: Synodontinae
Genus: Synodus
Scopoli, 1777
Type species
Esox synodus


Currently, 46 species in this genus are recognized:


  1. ^ Sepkoski, J.J.Jr (2002): A Compendium of Fossil Marine Animal Genera. Bulletins of American Paleontology, 363: 1-560.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). Species of Synodus in FishBase. June 2016 version.
  3. ^ a b Frable, B.W., Baldwin, C.C., Luther, B.M. & Weigt, L.A. (2013): A new species of western Atlantic lizardfish (Teleostei: Synodontidae: Synodus) and resurrection of Synodus bondi Fowler, 1939, as a valid species from the Caribbean with redescriptions of S. bondi, S. foetens (Linnaeus, 1766), and S. intermedius (Agassiz, 1829). Fishery Bulletin, 111 (2): 122-146.
  4. ^ Ho, H.-C., Chen, J.-P. & Shao, K.-T. (2016): A new species of the lizardfish genus Synodus (Aulopiformes: Synodontidae) from the western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 4162 (1): 134-142.