Species under Callionymus
n= 109
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Callionymus aagilis
Fricke, 1999
Slow dragonet Western Indian Ocean 10.66
Callionymus acutirostris
Fricke, 1981
Pointed dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus afilum
Fricke, 2000
Northern Australian longtail dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus africanus
(Kotthaus, 1977)
African deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus altipinnis
Fricke, 1981
Highfin deepwater dragonet Northwest Pacific
Callionymus amboina
Suwardji, 1965
Ambon darter dragonet Western Central Pacific 4.2
Callionymus annulatus
Weber, 1913
Big-head dragonet Western Central Pacific 6.5
Callionymus australis
Fricke, 1983
Australian stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 18
Callionymus bairdi
Jordan, 1888
Lancer dragonet Western Atlantic 11.4
Callionymus belcheri
Richardson, 1844
Belcher’s dragonet Western Central Pacific 10
Callionymus beniteguri
Jordan & Snyder, 1900
Whitespotted dragonet Northwest Pacific 16
Callionymus bentuviai
Fricke, 1981
Ben-Tuvia’s deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 6.3
Callionymus bifilum
Fricke, 2000
NW Australian deepwater dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean
Callionymus bleekeri
Fricke, 1983
Bleeker’s deepwater dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus boucheti
Fricke, 2017
Bouchet’s dragonet Western Pacific 5.83
Callionymus brevianalis
Fricke, 1983
Small ruddertail dragonet Western Central Pacific 2.08
Callionymus caeruleonotatus
Gilbert, 1905
Bluespotted dragonet Eastern Central Pacific
Callionymus carebares
Alcock, 1890
Indian deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean 18
Callionymus colini
Fricke, 1993
Tiny New Guinea longtail dragonet Western Central Pacific, Papua New Guinea 3.4
Callionymus comptus
Randall, 1999
Ornamented dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 3.03
Callionymus cooperi
Regan, 1908
Cooper’s dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus curvicornis
Valenciennes, 1837
Horn dragonet Northwest Pacific 11.1
Callionymus curvispinis
Fricke & Zaiser Brownell, 1993
Izu ruddertail dragonet Northwest Pacific 4.53
Callionymus decoratus
(Gilbert, 1905)
Decorated dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 20.8
Callionymus delicatulus
Smith, 1963
Delicate dragonet Indo-West Pacific 6.7
Callionymus doryssus
(Jordan & Fowler, 1903)
Japanese filamentous dragonet Northwest Pacific
Callionymus draconis
Nakabo, 1977
Japanese spiny dragonet Indo-West Pacific 9
Callionymus enneactis
Bleeker, 1879
Mangrove dragonet Western Pacific 8
Callionymus erythraeus
Ninni, 1934
Smallhead dragonet Western Indian Ocean 10
Callionymus fasciatus
Valenciennes, 1837
Banded dragonet Mediterranean Sea 16.5
Callionymus filamentosus
Valenciennes, 1837
Blotchfin dragonet Indo-West Pacific 20
Callionymus flavus
Fricke, 1983
Yellow ruddertail dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus fluviatilis
Day, 1876
River dragonet Indo-Pacific 7
Callionymus formosanus
Fricke, 1981
Taiwanese deepwater dragonet Western Pacific 17
Callionymus futuna
Fricke, 1998
Futuna deepwater dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus gardineri
Regan, 1908
Longtail dragonet Western Indian Ocean 28
Callionymus goodladi
(Whitley, 1944)
Goodlad's stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 22
Callionymus grossi
Ogilby, 1910
Gross's stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 20
Callionymus guentheri
Fricke, 1981
Günther’s deepwater dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus hainanensis
Li, 1966
Hainan darter dragonet West Pacific 7.7
Callionymus hildae
Fricke, 1981
Hilde’s darter dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus hindsii
Richardson, 1844
Hinds' dragonet Indo-West Pacific 9
Callionymus ikedai
(Nakabo, Senou & Aizawa, 1998)
Ryukyu ruddertail dragonet Northwest Pacific 2.28
Callionymus io
Fricke, 1983
Andaman Sea spiny dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2.48
Callionymus izuensis
Fricke & Zaiser Brownell, 1993
Izu dragonet Northwest Pacific 9
Callionymus japonicus
Houttuyn, 1782
Japanese longtail dragonet Western Pacific 20
Callionymus kailolae
Fricke, 2000
Kailola’s deepwater dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean
Callionymus kanakorum
Fricke, 2006
Western Pacific 6.61
Callionymus keeleyi
Fowler, 1941
Keeley’s dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus koreanus
(Nakabo, Jeon & Li, 1987)
Korean dragonet Northwest Pacific 10.7
Callionymus kotthausi
Fricke, 1981
Kotthaus’ deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus leucobranchialis
Fowler, 1941
Whitegill dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus leucopoecilus
Fricke & Lee, 1993
Korean darter dragonet Northwest Pacific 8.41
Callionymus limiceps
Ogilby, 1908
Rough-headed dragonet Western Pacific 25
Callionymus lunatus
Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Moon dragonet Northwest Pacific 15
Callionymus luridus
Fricke, 1981
Macclesfield longtail dragonet Northwest Pacific
Callionymus lyra
Linnaeus, 1758
Dragonet Eastern Atlantic 30.5
Callionymus macclesfieldensis
Fricke, 1983
Macclesfield dragonet Northwest Pacific 5.03
Callionymus macdonaldi
Ogilby, 1911
Australian darter dragonet Western Pacific 5.98
Callionymus maculatus
Rafinesque, 1810
Eastern Atlantic 16.5
Callionymus madangensis
Fricke, 2014
Madang dragonet Western Pacific 1.93
Callionymus margaretae
Regan, 1905
Margaret's dragonet Western Indian Ocean 16
Callionymus marleyi
Regan, 1919
Sand dragonet Western Indian Ocean 13
Callionymus marquesensis
Fricke, 1989
Marquesas ruddertail dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 2.1
Callionymus martinae
Fricke, 1981
Martina’s dragonet Northwest Pacific
Callionymus mascarenus
Fricke, 1983
Mauritius dragonet Western Indian Ocean 4.93
Callionymus megastomus
Fricke, 1982
Indian megamouth dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean
Callionymus melanotopterus
Bleeker, 1850
Indonesian flag dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus meridionalis
Suwardji, 1965
Whiteflag dragonet Western Pacific 10.8
Callionymus moretonensis
Johnson, 1971
Queensland stinkfish Western Pacific 12
Callionymus mortenseni
Suwardji, 1965
Mortensen’s darter dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus muscatensis
Regan, 1905
Muscat dragonet Western Indian Ocean 7.5
Callionymus neptunius
(Seale, 1910)
Long-tail dragonet Western Central Pacific 13
Callionymus obscurus
Fricke, 1989
Obscure dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus ochiaii
Fricke, 1981
Japanese lowfin deepwater dragonet Northwest Pacific
Callionymus octostigmatus
Fricke, 1981
Eightspot dragonet Indo-West Pacific 15
Callionymus ogilbyi
Fricke, 2002
Eastern Australian longtail dragonet Southwest Pacific
Callionymus omanensis
Fricke, Jawad & Al-Mamry, 2014
Oman dragonet NW Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Oman 11.13
Callionymus oxycephalus
Fricke, 1980
Red Sea spiny dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus persicus
Regan, 1905
Persian dragonet Western Indian Ocean 25.8
Callionymus petersi
Fricke, 2016
Peters’s dragonet Western Pacific 8.95
Callionymus planus
Ochiai, 1955
Japanese darter dragonet Northwest Pacific 10
Callionymus platycephalus
Fricke, 1983
Flathead dragonet Western Central Pacific 8.63
Callionymus pleurostictus
Fricke, 1982
Blue-spotted ruddertail dragonet Western Pacific 2.3
Callionymus profundus
Fricke & Golani, 2013
Western Indian Ocean 6.51
Callionymus pusillus
Delaroche, 1809
Sailfin dragonet Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea 14
Callionymus regani
Nakabo, 1979
Regan’s deepwater dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus reticulatus
Valenciennes, 1837
Reticulated dragonet Northeast Atlantic 18.5
Callionymus risso
Lesueur, 1814
Risso’s dragonet Eastern Atlantic 18.2
Callionymus rivatoni
Fricke, 1993
New Caledonian longtail dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus russelli
Johnson, 1976
Russell’s dragonet Western Pacific
Callionymus sagitta
Pallas, 1770
Arrow dragonet Indo-West Pacific 11
Callionymus scaber
McCulloch, 1926
Lord Howe longtail dragonet Southwest Pacific
Callionymus scabriceps
Fowler, 1941
Jolo dragonet Western Central Pacific 8
Callionymus schaapii
Bleeker, 1852
Short-snout sand-dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific 6.5
Callionymus semeiophor
Fricke, 1983
Nusa Tenggara deepwater dragonet Western Pacific 11.3
Callionymus sereti
Fricke, 1998
Séret’s dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus simplicicornis
Valenciennes, 1837
Simple-spined dragonet Pacific Ocean 6
Callionymus sokonumeri
Kamohara, 1936
Japanese highfin deepwater dragonet Northwest Pacific 14
Callionymus sphinx
Fricke & Heckele, 1984
Sphinx dragonet Western Pacific 5.05
Callionymus stigmatopareius
Fricke, 1981
Mozambique dragonet Western Indian Ocean
Callionymus sublaevis
McCulloch, 1926
Australian filamentous dragonet Southwest Pacific 14.3
Callionymus superbus
Fricke, 1983
Proud dragonet Western Pacific 30
Callionymus tenuis
Fricke, 1981
Tiny dragonet Western Indian Ocean 1.83
Callionymus tethys
Fricke, 1993
Tethys dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus umbrithorax
Fowler, 1941
Philippine darkthroat dragonet Western Central Pacific
Callionymus valenciennei
Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Valenciennes’ dragonet Northwest Pacific 10
Callionymus whiteheadi
Fricke, 1981
Whitehead’s deepwater dragonet Indo-West Pacific
Callionymus zythros
Fricke, 2000
Wongat dragonet Western Central Pacific 9.3
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