Callionymus formosanus  Fricke, 1981

Taiwanese deepwater dragonet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Callionymus: Greek, kallion, comparative of kallos = beautiful + Greek, onyma = name; with a better name .   More on author: Fricke.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 88 m (Ref. 11897).   Temperate

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Western Pacific: southern Japan and the South China Sea. More recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9. First dorsal spine elongate. Tip of anterior branch of last dorsal ray unbranched. First dorsal fin of female with oblong black mark. Anterodorsal corner of 2nd dorsal fin with black mark in the male. Lower margin of anal fin orange with many blue oblique lines in the male, black in the female. Attains 17 cm SL.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shelf edges (Ref. 43239).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Kulbicki, M., J.E. Randall and J. Rivaton, 1994. Checklist of the fishes of the Chesterfield Islands (Coral Sea). Micronesica 27(1/2):1-43. (Ref. 11897)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00407 - 0.02141), b=2.77 (2.59 - 2.95), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .