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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae Dragonets

Genus: Foetorepus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 24.3 cm TL
Foetorepus agassizii (Goode & Bean, 1888)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
Foetorepus agassizii
[Spotfin dragonet]

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Foetorepus calauropomus (Richardson, 1844)

Photo by Photo by FAO
Foetorepus calauropomus
[Common stinkfish]

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Foetorepus dagmarae (Fricke, 1985)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
Foetorepus dagmarae
[Dagmar’s dragonet]
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Foetorepus garthi
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

Foetorepus kamoharai

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Foetorepus masudai Nakabo, 1987

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
Foetorepus masudai
[Masuda’s dragonet]

Eastern Indian Ocean

Foetorepus paxtoni (Fricke, 2000)

Photo by Photo by Fricke, R.
Foetorepus paxtoni
[Paxton’s dragonet]

Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Foetorepus phasis (Günther, 1880)

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Foetorepus phasis
[Bight stinkfish]
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Foetorepus talarae

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Foetorepus agassizii Spotfin dragonet Western Atlantic 24.3 TL 1888
Foetorepus calauropomus Common stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1844
Foetorepus dagmarae Dagmar’s dragonet Western Central Atlantic 25 SL 1985
Foetorepus garthi Southeast Pacific 1940
Foetorepus kamoharai Northwest Pacific 14 SL 1983
Foetorepus masudai Masuda’s dragonet Northwest Pacific 18 TL 1987
Foetorepus paxtoni Paxton’s dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean 2000
Foetorepus phasis Bight stinkfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 13 TL 1880
Foetorepus talarae Southeast Pacific 1949

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