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Family: Callionymidae Dragonets



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Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Anaora tentaculata Gray, 1835

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Anaora tentaculata
[Tentacled dragonet]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Bathycallionymus kaianus (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Bathycallionymus kaianus
[Kai Island deepwater dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Callionymus aagilis
[Slow dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus acutirostris
[Pointed dragonet]



Western Central Pacific

Callionymus afilum Fricke, 2000

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Callionymus afilum
[Northern Australian longtail dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus africanus
[African deepwater dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus altipinnis
[Highfin deepwater dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm TL

 
Callionymus amboina
[Ambon darter dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Callionymus annulatus
[Big-head dragonet]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Callionymus australis Fricke, 1983

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Callionymus australis
[Australian stinkfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 11.4 cm TL
Callionymus bairdi Jordan, 1888

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus bairdi
[Lancer dragonet]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Callionymus belcheri Richardson, 1844

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Callionymus belcheri
[Belcher’s dragonet]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Callionymus beniteguri Jordan & Snyder, 1900

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Callionymus beniteguri
[Whitespotted dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Callionymus bentuviai
[Ben-Tuvia’s deepwater dragonet]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Callionymus bifilum Fricke, 2000

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Callionymus bifilum
[NW Australian deepwater dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus bleekeri
[Bleeker’s deepwater dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Callionymus boucheti
[Bouchet’s dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Callionymus brevianalis
[Small ruddertail dragonet]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Callionymus caeruleonotatus Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus caeruleonotatus
[Bluespotted dragonet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Callionymus carebares Alcock, 1890

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Callionymus carebares
[Indian deepwater dragonet]



Western Central Pacific,
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL
Callionymus colini Fricke, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus colini
[Tiny New Guinea longtail dragonet]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL
Callionymus comptus Randall, 1999

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus comptus
[Ornamented dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus cooperi
[Cooper’s dragonet]



Northwest Pacific.
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Callionymus curvicornis Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Callionymus curvicornis
[Horn dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Callionymus curvispinis
[Izu ruddertail dragonet]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Callionymus decoratus (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus decoratus
[Decorated dragonet]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.7 cm TL
Callionymus delicatulus Smith, 1963

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Callionymus delicatulus
[Delicate dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus doryssus
[Japanese filamentous dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Callionymus draconis
[Japanese spiny dragonet]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Callionymus enneactis Bleeker, 1879

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Callionymus enneactis
[Mangrove dragonet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Callionymus erythraeus Ninni, 1934

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus erythraeus
[Smallhead dragonet]



Mediterranean Sea
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Callionymus fasciatus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Callionymus fasciatus
[Banded dragonet]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Callionymus filamentosus Valenciennes, 1837

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus filamentosus
[Blotchfin dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus flavus
[Yellow ruddertail dragonet]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Callionymus fluviatilis Day, 1876

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Callionymus fluviatilis
[River dragonet]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Callionymus formosanus Fricke, 1981

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Callionymus formosanus
[Taiwanese deepwater dragonet]



Western Central Pacific

Callionymus futuna Fricke, 1998

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Callionymus futuna
[Futuna deepwater dragonet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Callionymus gardineri Regan, 1908

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Callionymus gardineri
[Longtail dragonet]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Callionymus goodladi (Whitley, 1944)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Callionymus goodladi
[Goodlad's stinkfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Callionymus grossi Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Callionymus grossi
[Gross's stinkfish]
No picture found


 
Callionymus guentheri
[Günther’s deepwater dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Callionymus hainanensis
[Hainan darter dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus hildae
[Hilde’s darter dragonet]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Callionymus hindsii Richardson, 1844

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Callionymus hindsii
[Hinds' dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Callionymus ikedai
[Ryukyu ruddertail dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Callionymus io
[Andaman Sea spiny dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Callionymus izuensis
[Izu dragonet]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Callionymus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Callionymus japonicus
[Japanese longtail dragonet]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Callionymus kailolae Fricke, 2000

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Callionymus kailolae
[Kailola’s deepwater dragonet]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Callionymus kanakorum Fricke, 2006

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Callionymus kanakorum
[]
No picture found


 
Callionymus keeleyi
[Keeley’s dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Callionymus koreanus
[Korean dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus kotthausi
[Kotthaus’ deepwater dragonet]



Western Central Pacific

Callionymus leucobranchialis Fowler, 1941

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
 
Callionymus leucobranchialis
[Whitegill dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Callionymus leucopoecilus
[Korean darter dragonet]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Callionymus limiceps Ogilby, 1908

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Callionymus limiceps
[Rough-headed dragonet]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Callionymus lunatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1845

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Callionymus lunatus
[Moon dragonet]
No picture found


 
Callionymus luridus
[Macclesfield longtail dragonet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Callionymus lyra Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Aquarium Kiel
 
Callionymus lyra
[Dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Callionymus macclesfieldensis
[Macclesfield dragonet]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Callionymus macdonaldi
[Australian darter dragonet]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Callionymus maculatus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Svensen, E.
 
Callionymus maculatus
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