Draconetta xenica Jordan & Fowler, 1903
Highfin slope dragonet
Draconetta xenica
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Draconettidae (Slope dragonets)
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 128 - 367 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaiian Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 12. Spines of first dorsal fin flexible, long and slender. Second dorsal fin with soft 12 rays (Ref 42912).
Biology:  Inhabits continental edges (Ref. 13707); benthic on sand (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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