Callionymus meridionalis Suwardji, 1965
Whiteflag dragonet
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  10.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia (Ref. 5978), Vietnam and Taiwan (Ref. 87929).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 9. Head and body light brown, back with many light spots, ventral parts yellowish to white. Sides with a row of dark blotches. Pectoral-fin base with a dusky spot. First dorsal fin in males whitish, in females black. Second dorsal, caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with brown. Anal fin black in males, with a distal black streak in females (Ref 42832).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 09.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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