Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Zaiser & Fricke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 12699), usually 3 - 30 m (Ref. 37816). Temperate
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 23 - 28.9, mean 27.7 (based on 440 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00451 - 0.02922), b=2.92 (2.70 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .