Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Protogrammus: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335); antipodus: Named after the antipodes, as it occurs very far from its sister species P.sousai of Northeast Atlantic. More on author: Fricke.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 70 - 220 m (Ref. 78107). Tropical
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78107); 2.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 1. This species is distinct with the following characters: preopercular spine with 3-7 dorsal points;
anal fin rays 8; 7 relatively long segments in the ventrolateral fold of skin; first dorsal fin in males filamentous 1st to 3rd spines; anal fin with distal black streaks (Ref. 78107).
Dredged on sand bottom with coralline gravel or rubble at depths of 70-220 m, but possibly restricted to 130-210 m (Ref. 78107).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., 2006. Two new species and a new record of dragonets from New Caledonia (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A (Biol.) 696:1-14. (Ref. 78107)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.7 - 23.8, mean 21.9 (based on 9 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .