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Family: Callionymidae Dragonets



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anaora tentaculata Tentacled dragonet Western Pacific 6 TL 1835
Bathycallionymus kaianus Kai Island deepwater dragonet Indo-West Pacific 16 SL 1880
Callionymus aagilis Slow dragonet Western Indian Ocean 12.5 SL 1999
Callionymus acutirostris Pointed dragonet Western Central Pacific 1981
Callionymus afilum Northern Australian longtail dragonet Western Central Pacific 2000
Callionymus africanus African deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1977
Callionymus altipinnis Highfin deepwater dragonet Northwest Pacific 1981
Callionymus amboina Ambon darter dragonet Western Central Pacific 4.2 TL 1965
Callionymus annulatus Big-head dragonet Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1913
Callionymus australis Australian stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 18 TL 1983
Callionymus bairdi Lancer dragonet Western Atlantic 11.4 TL 1888
Callionymus belcheri Belcher’s dragonet Western Central Pacific 10 SL 1844
Callionymus beniteguri Whitespotted dragonet Northwest Pacific 16 SL 1900
Callionymus bentuviai Ben-Tuvia’s deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 6.3 SL 1981
Callionymus bifilum NW Australian deepwater dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Callionymus bleekeri Bleeker’s deepwater dragonet Western Central Pacific 1983
Callionymus boucheti Bouchet’s dragonet Western Pacific 5.9 SL 2017
Callionymus brevianalis Small ruddertail dragonet Western Central Pacific 2.1 SL 1983
Callionymus caeruleonotatus Bluespotted dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 5.4 SL 1905
Callionymus carebares Indian deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 18 TL 1890
Callionymus colini Tiny New Guinea longtail dragonet Western Central Pacific, 3.4 TL 1993
Callionymus comptus Ornamented dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 3.0 SL 1999
Callionymus cooperi Cooper’s dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1908
Callionymus curvicornis Horn dragonet Northwest Pacific. 11.1 SL 1837
Callionymus curvispinis Izu ruddertail dragonet Northwest Pacific 4.5 SL 1993
Callionymus decoratus Decorated dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 20.8 SL 1905
Callionymus delicatulus Delicate dragonet Indo-West Pacific 6.7 TL 1963
Callionymus doryssus Japanese filamentous dragonet Northwest Pacific 1903
Callionymus draconis Japanese spiny dragonet Indo-West Pacific 9 SL 1977
Callionymus enneactis Mangrove dragonet Western Pacific 8 TL 1879
Callionymus erythraeus Smallhead dragonet Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1934
Callionymus fasciatus Banded dragonet Mediterranean Sea 16.5 TL 1837
Callionymus filamentosus Blotchfin dragonet Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1837
Callionymus flavus Yellow ruddertail dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1983
Callionymus fluviatilis River dragonet Indo-Pacific 7 TL 1876
Callionymus formosanus Taiwanese deepwater dragonet Western Pacific 17 SL 1981
Callionymus futuna Futuna deepwater dragonet Western Central Pacific 1998
Callionymus gardineri Longtail dragonet Western Indian Ocean 28 TL 1908
Callionymus goodladi Goodlad's stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 22 TL 1944
Callionymus grossi Gross's stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 20 TL 1910
Callionymus guentheri Günther’s deepwater dragonet Western Central Pacific 1981
Callionymus hainanensis Hainan darter dragonet West Pacific. 7.7 SL 1966
Callionymus hildae Hilde’s darter dragonet Western Central Pacific 1981
Callionymus hindsii Hinds' dragonet Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1844
Callionymus ikedai Ryukyu ruddertail dragonet Northwest Pacific 2.3 SL 1998
Callionymus io Andaman Sea spiny dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2.5 SL 1983
Callionymus izuensis Izu dragonet Northwest Pacific 9 SL 1993
Callionymus japonicus Japanese longtail dragonet Western Pacific 20 SL 1782
Callionymus kailolae Kailola’s deepwater dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Callionymus kanakorum Western Pacific 6.8 SL 2006
Callionymus keeleyi Keeley’s dragonet Western Central Pacific 1941
Callionymus koreanus Korean dragonet Northwest Pacific 10.7 SL 1987
Callionymus kotthausi Kotthaus’ deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1981
Callionymus leucobranchialis Whitegill dragonet Western Central Pacific 1941
Callionymus leucopoecilus Korean darter dragonet Northwest Pacific 8.4 SL 1993
Callionymus limiceps Rough-headed dragonet Western Pacific 25 TL 1908
Callionymus lunatus Moon dragonet Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1845
Callionymus luridus Macclesfield longtail dragonet Northwest Pacific 1981
Callionymus lyra Dragonet Eastern Atlantic 30.5 TL 1758
Callionymus macclesfieldensis Macclesfield dragonet Northwest Pacific 5.0 SL 1983
Callionymus macdonaldi Australian darter dragonet Western Pacific 8.1 SL 1911
Callionymus maculatus Eastern Atlantic 16.5 TL 1810
Callionymus madangensis Madang dragonet Western Pacific 1.9 SL 2014
Callionymus margaretae Margaret's dragonet Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1905
Callionymus marleyi Sand dragonet Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1919
Callionymus marquesensis Marquesas ruddertail dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 2.1 SL 1989
Callionymus martinae Martina’s dragonet Northwest Pacific 1981
Callionymus mascarenus Mauritius dragonet Western Indian Ocean 4.9 SL 1983
Callionymus megastomus Indian megamouth dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 1982
Callionymus melanotopterus Indonesian flag dragonet Western Central Pacific 1850
Callionymus meridionalis Whiteflag dragonet Western Pacific 10.8 SL 1965
Callionymus moretonensis Queensland stinkfish Western Pacific 12 TL 1971
Callionymus mortenseni Mortensen’s darter dragonet Western Central Pacific 1965
Callionymus muscatensis Muscat dragonet Western Indian Ocean 7.5 TL 1905
Callionymus neptunius Long-tail dragonet Western Central Pacific 13 TL 1910
Callionymus obscurus Obscure dragonet Western Central Pacific. 1989
Callionymus ochiaii Japanese lowfin deepwater dragonet Northwest Pacific 1981
Callionymus octostigmatus Eightspot dragonet Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1981
Callionymus ogilbyi Eastern Australian longtail dragonet Southwest Pacific 2002
Callionymus omanensis Oman dragonet NW Indian Ocean, Arabian 11.1 SL 2014
Callionymus oxycephalus Red Sea spiny dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1980
Callionymus persicus Persian dragonet Western Indian Ocean 25.8 TL 1905
Callionymus petersi Peters’s dragonet Western Pacific 8.9 SL 2016
Callionymus planus Japanese darter dragonet Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1955
Callionymus platycephalus Flathead dragonet Western Central Pacific 8.6 SL 1983
Callionymus pleurostictus Blue-spotted ruddertail dragonet Western Pacific 2.3 SL 1982
Callionymus profundus Western Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 2013
Callionymus pusillus Sailfin dragonet Eastern Atlantic and Medi 14 TL 1809
Callionymus regani Regan’s deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1979
Callionymus reticulatus Reticulated dragonet Northeast Atlantic 18.5 TL 1837
Callionymus risso Risso’s dragonet Eastern Atlantic 18.2 TL 1814
Callionymus rivatoni New Caledonian longtail dragonet Western Central Pacific. 1993
Callionymus russelli Russell’s dragonet Western Pacific 1976
Callionymus sagitta Arrow dragonet Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1770
Callionymus scaber Lord Howe longtail dragonet Southwest Pacific 1926
Callionymus scabriceps Jolo dragonet Western Central Pacific 8 SL 1941
Callionymus schaapii Short-snout sand-dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean and 6.5 TL 1852
Callionymus semeiophor Nusa Tenggara deepwater dragonet Western Pacific 11.3 SL 1983
Callionymus sereti Séret’s dragonet Western Central Pacific 1998
Callionymus simplicicornis Simple-spined dragonet Pacific Ocean 6 TL 1837
Callionymus sokonumeri Japanese highfin deepwater dragonet Northwest Pacific 14 SL 1936
Callionymus sphinx Sphinx dragonet Western Pacific 5.1 SL 1984
Callionymus stigmatopareius Mozambique dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1981
Callionymus sublaevis Australian filamentous dragonet Southwest Pacific. 14.3 TL 1926
Callionymus superbus Proud dragonet Western Pacific 30 TL 1983
Callionymus tenuis Tiny dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1.8 SL 1981
Callionymus tethys Tethys dragonet Western Central Pacific. 1993
Callionymus umbrithorax Philippine darkthroat dragonet Western Central Pacific 1941
Callionymus valenciennei Valenciennes’ dragonet Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1845
Callionymus whiteheadi Whitehead’s deepwater dragonet Indo-West Pacific 1981
Callionymus zythros Wongat dragonet Western Central Pacific 9.3 TL 2000
Dactylopus dactylopus Fingered dragonet Western Pacific 30 TL 1837
Dactylopus kuiteri Orange-black dragonet Western Central Pacific 15 TL 1992
Diplogrammus goramensis Goram dragonet Pacific Ocean 10 TL 1858
Diplogrammus gruveli Gruvel’s dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1963
Diplogrammus infulatus Sawspine dragonet Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1963
Diplogrammus pauciradiatus Spotted dragonet Western Atlantic 5 TL 1865
Diplogrammus paucispinis Saudi Arabian dragonet Western Indian Ocean 4.0 SL 2014
Diplogrammus pygmaeus Pygmy dragonet Western Indian Ocean 3.7 TL 1981
Diplogrammus randalli Randall’s fold dragonet Western Indian Ocean 7 TL 1983
Diplogrammus xenicus Japanese fold dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean and 8 SL 1914
Draculo celetus Dainty dragonet Western Indian Ocean 4.5 TL 1963
Draculo maugei Maugé’s dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1966
Draculo mirabilis Wonder dragonet Northwest Pacific 6 TL 1911
Draculo pogognathus Hawaiian wonder dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 2.5 SL 1959
Draculo shango Shango dragonet Eastern Atlantic 2.5 TL 1966
Eleutherochir opercularis Flap-gilled dragonet Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1837
Eocallionymus papilio Painted stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL 1864
Foetorepus agassizii Spotfin dragonet Western Atlantic 24.3 TL 1888
Foetorepus calauropomus Common stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1844
Foetorepus dagmarae Dagmar’s dragonet Western Central Atlantic 25 SL 1985
Foetorepus garthi Southeast Pacific 1940
Foetorepus kamoharai Northwest Pacific 14 SL 1983
Foetorepus masudai Masuda’s dragonet Northwest Pacific 18 TL 1987
Foetorepus paxtoni Paxton’s dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Foetorepus phasis Bight stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 13 TL 1880
Foetorepus talarae Southeast Pacific 1949
Neosynchiropus bacescui Western Indian Ocean 1979
Neosynchiropus ijimae Japanese dragonet Northwest Pacific 10 TL 1914
Neosynchiropus ocellatus Ocellated dragonet Pacific Ocean 8.9 TL 1770
Paracallionymus costatus Ladder dragonet Southeast Atlantic and We 15 TL 1898
Protogrammus alboranensis Mediterranean Sea 5.0 SL 2016
Protogrammus antipodus Western Pacific 2.9 SL 2006
Protogrammus sousai Meteor dragonet Eastern Atlantic 8 TL 1972
Pseudocalliurichthys variegatus Variegated ruddertail dragonet Northwest Pacific 10 SL 1845
Repomucenus calcaratus Spotted stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 22 SL 1881
Repomucenus huguenini Huguenin’s dragonet Western Pacific 18 SL 1858
Repomucenus olidus Chinese darter dragonet Asia 1873
Repomucenus ornatipinnis Japanese ornate dragonet Northwest Pacific 17 SL 1905
Repomucenus virgis Virgin dragonet Western Pacific 8.3 SL 1903
Spinicapitichthys spiniceps Seychelles spiny dragonet Western Indian Ocean 15.2 TL 1908
Synchiropus altivelis Highfin bigeye dragonet Indo-Pacific 17 SL 1845
Synchiropus atrilabiatus Antler dragonet Eastern Pacific 16.7 TL 1899
Synchiropus australis Queensland bigeye dragonet Western Central Pacific. 1989
Synchiropus bartelsi Bartel's dragonet Western Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1981
Synchiropus circularis Circled dragonet Western Pacific 2.3 SL 1984
Synchiropus claudiae Claudia's dragonet Western Central Pacific 2.2 TL 1990
Synchiropus corallinus Exclamation point dragonet Pacific Ocean 4 SL 1905
Synchiropus delandi Deland’s dragonet Western Central Pacific 1943
Synchiropus goodenbeani Palefin dragonet Western Atlantic 18.4 SL 1999
Synchiropus grandoculis Western Australian bigeye dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Synchiropus grinnelli Philippines dragonet Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1941
Synchiropus hawaiiensis Hawaiian bigeye dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 2000
Synchiropus kanmuensis Kanmu dragonet Northwest Pacific 14.2 SL 1983
Synchiropus kinmeiensis Kinmei dragonet Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL 1983
Synchiropus kiyoae Kiyo’s dragonet Pacific Ocean 2 SL 1983
Synchiropus laddi Ladd's dragonet Pacific Ocean 3 TL 1960
Synchiropus lateralis Chinese ornate dragonet Western Pacific 1844
Synchiropus lineolatus Indian ornate dragonet Indo-West Pacific. 5.3 SL 1837
Synchiropus marmoratus Marbled dragonet Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1855
Synchiropus minutulus Minute flagfin dragonet Western Indian Ocean. 2.3 SL 1981
Synchiropus monacanthus Deep-water dragonet Western Indian Ocean and 13 TL 1935
Synchiropus morrisoni Morrison's dragonet Western Pacific 8 TL 1960
Synchiropus moyeri Moyer's dragonet Western Pacific 7.5 TL 1985
Synchiropus novaecaledoniae West Jumeau bigeye dragonet Western Central Pacific. 1993
Synchiropus orientalis Indian Ocean. 1801
Synchiropus orstom Orstom dragonet Western Central Pacific 2000
Synchiropus phaeton Phaeton dragonet Eastern Atlantic 18 TL 1861
Synchiropus picturatus Picturesque dragonet Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1877
Synchiropus postulus Dwarf dragonet Western Indian Ocean 2.6 TL 1963
Synchiropus rameus High-finned dragonet Western Central Pacific 15 TL 1926
Synchiropus randalli Randall's dragonet Southeast Pacific 3.6 NG 1985
Synchiropus richeri Richer’s dragonet Western Central Pacific 2000
Synchiropus rosulentus Rosy dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 2.2 SL 1999
Synchiropus rubrovinctus Tiny Hawaiian dragonet Western Pacific 2.4 TL 1905
Synchiropus sechellensis Seychelles dragonet Indo-West Pacific 3.8 SL 1908
Synchiropus signipinnis Chesterfield bigeye dragonet Western Central Pacific 2000
Synchiropus splendidus Mandarinfish Western Pacific 7 TL 1927
Synchiropus springeri Springer's dragonet Western Pacific 1.8 SL 1983
Synchiropus stellatus Starry dragonet Indian Ocean 7.5 TL 1963
Synchiropus sycorax Ruby dragonet Western Pacific 4.0 SL 2016
Synchiropus tudorjonesi Redback dragonet Indonesia (Ref. 89073). 4.8 TL 2012
Synchiropus valdiviae Valdivia dragonet Southeast Atlantic. Vald 22 TL 1981
Synchiropus zamboangana Zamboangan dragonet Western Central Pacific 1910
Tonlesapia amnica Mekong delta dragonet Asia 3.8 SL 2011
Tonlesapia tsukawakii Asia 3.4 SL 2006



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