Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Callionymiformes
(Dragonets) > Draconettidae
Etymology: Centrodraco: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335); abstractum: Name refers to the body coloration which look like pieces of abstract art style. More on author: Fricke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 382 m (Ref. 75990), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75990); 9.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. Distinguished by the following characters D1 III, D2 12-14; A 13; pectoral 24-27; the first dorsal spine is slightly longer than the second one in both sexes, but not elongate; the second dorsal fin distally slightly convex in both sexes, with the male having very short distal filaments (none in females); sides of body with a group of 6-7 short transverse streaks below the anterior portion of the second dorsal fin, with a dark saddle each before the first dorsal fin base and behind the second dorsal fin base, and a dark area on the caudal peduncle and basal caudal fin extending as a short dorsal dark stripe on the proximal one-third of the caudal fin; anterior and posterior basal sections of second dorsal fin dusky in male, the vertical fins otherwise pale (Ref. 75990).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., 2002. Centrodraco abstractum, a new species of deepwater dragonets from the Philippines (Teleostei: Draconettidae). Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturkd., Ser. A Nr. 633:1-8. (Ref. 75990)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .