Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335); rosulentus: Named in reference to the series of pink roselike blotches along the side of the body.. More on author: Randall.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 24 m (Ref. 33412). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33412)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Males with 5 irregular brown blotches dorsally on body and a row of seven orange pink blotches along side linked dorsally by a midlateral narrow orange pink stripe; two small jet black spots above base of each pelvic fin; broken blue lines (brown in preservative) on head below eye, continuing onto gill membranes and pectoral-fin base where alternating with yellow; first dorsal fin with long dusky yellow to orange pink streaks on membranes; females similar but lacking the two small black spots and the blue and yellow striping of the lower head and pectoral-fin base; posterior two-thirds of the short first dorsal fin black.
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Island.
Collected from sand and rubble bottoms adjacent to coral reefs or rocky areas (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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00427 - 0.02691), b=2.93 (2.72 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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 (10 of 100) .