Synchiropus moyeri  Zaiser & Fricke, 1985

Moyer's dragonet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Fricke.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 12699), usually 3 - 30 m (Ref. 37816).   Temperate

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Western Pacific: widespread in the area. Replaced by Synchiropus stellatus in the Indian Ocean (Ref. 37816).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)

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Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8; Vertebrae: 20 - 21

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal reef slopes, usually on rubble and sand near large coral formations (Ref. 48636). Found in small loose groups and usually a large male dominates sections of reef (Ref. 48636). Small groups occur with one adult male (Ref. 90102).

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

Zaiser, M.J. and R. Fricke, 1985. Synchiropus moyeri, a new species of dragonet (Callionymidae) from Miyake-jima, Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 31(4):389-397. (Ref. 12699)

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=0.01047 (0.00408 - 0.02689), b=2.96 (2.74 - 3.18), 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. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .