Callionymus risso Lesueur, 1814
Risso’s dragonet
Callionymus risso
photo by Pillon, R.

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  18.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: northern Mediterranean, from Gibraltar to the coast of Israel, including the Adriatic, Aegean and western and northern Black Sea; also Algeria and Tunisia. Rarely seen off Portugal.
Biology:  Found on sandy bottoms in shallow coastal waters. Feeds on small bottom invertebrates, mainly worms and crustaceans. Oviparous, eggs and larvae are pelagic.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 March 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 25.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 23.04.18
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.03.94

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