Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Callionymiformes
(Dragonets) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335); kinmeiensis: Named after the Kinmei Seamount, its type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 220 - 532 m (Ref. 33412). Deep-water
Pacific Ocean: Kinmei and Kanmu Seamounts of the Emperor Seamount Chain (Ref. 37208) and from the Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33412)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 21. Adult females have a higher first dorsal fin than the adult males, and the first dorsal spine is more filamentous than that of the male (Ref. 33412). The third membrane of first dorsal fin with a large dark mark; posterior tip of preopercular spine straight and not curved upward; lower half of caudal fin rays elongate and filamentous in male (Ref. 37208).
Collected in channels (Ref. 33412). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1999. Review of the dragonets (Pisces: Callionymidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Pac. Sci. 53(2):185-207. (Ref. 33412)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 10.4 - 15, mean 13.4 °C (based on 142 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00447 - 0.02817), b=2.92 (2.70 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .