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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae Dragonets

Genus: Synchiropus

(See list of species below)



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42 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Synchiropus altivelis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Synchiropus altivelis
[Highfin bigeye dragonet]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific

Synchiropus atrilabiatus (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Synchiropus atrilabiatus
[Antler dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Synchiropus australis
[Queensland bigeye dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Synchiropus bartelsi
[Bartel's dragonet]

Photo by Wehner, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Synchiropus circularis Fricke, 1984

Photo by Wehner, C.
 
Synchiropus circularis
[Circled dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL

 
Synchiropus claudiae
[Claudia's dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Synchiropus corallinus (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus corallinus
[Exclamation point dragonet]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Central Pacific

Synchiropus delandi Fowler, 1943

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Synchiropus delandi
[Deland’s dragonet]

Photo by Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Harvard University

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 18.4 cm SL
Synchiropus goodenbeani (Nakabo & Hartel, 1999)

Photo by Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), Harvard University
 
Synchiropus goodenbeani
[Palefin dragonet]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Synchiropus grandoculis
[Western Australian bigeye dragonet]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Synchiropus grinnelli Fowler, 1941

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Synchiropus grinnelli
[Philippines dragonet]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Synchiropus hawaiiensis
[Hawaiian bigeye dragonet]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Synchiropus kanmuensis
[Kanmu dragonet]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Synchiropus kinmeiensis
[Kinmei dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Synchiropus kiyoae Fricke & Zaiser, 1983

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus kiyoae
[Kiyo’s dragonet]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Synchiropus laddi
[Ladd's dragonet]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Synchiropus lateralis
[Chinese ornate dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Synchiropus lineolatus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus lineolatus
[Indian ornate dragonet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Synchiropus marbacescui
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Synchiropus marmoratus
[Marbled dragonet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Synchiropus minutulus
[Minute flagfin dragonet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Synchiropus monacanthus
[Deep-water dragonet]

Photo by Petrinos, C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Synchiropus morrisoni Schultz, 1960

Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Synchiropus morrisoni
[Morrison's dragonet]

Photo by Henke, M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Synchiropus moyeri Zaiser & Fricke, 1985

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Synchiropus moyeri
[Moyer's dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.

 
Synchiropus novaecaledoniae
[West Jumeau bigeye dragonet]
No picture found
Indian Ocean.

 
Synchiropus orientalis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Synchiropus orstom
[Orstom dragonet]

Photo by Crocetta, F.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Synchiropus phaeton (Günther, 1861)

Photo by Crocetta, F.
 
Synchiropus phaeton
[Phaeton dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Synchiropus picturatus (Peters, 1877)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus picturatus
[Picturesque dragonet]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.6 cm TL
Synchiropus postulus Smith, 1963

Photo by SFSA
 
Synchiropus postulus
[Dwarf dragonet]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Synchiropus rameus (McCulloch, 1926)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Synchiropus rameus
[High-finned dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 3.6 cm NG
Synchiropus randalli Clark & Fricke, 1985

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus randalli
[Randall's dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Synchiropus richeri
[Richer’s dragonet]

Photo by Stender, K.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL
Synchiropus rosulentus Randall, 1999

Photo by Stender, K.
 
Synchiropus rosulentus
[Rosy dragonet]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.4 cm TL

 
Synchiropus rubrovinctus
[Tiny Hawaiian dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Synchiropus sechellensis Regan, 1908

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus sechellensis
[Seychelles dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Synchiropus signipinnis
[Chesterfield bigeye dragonet]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Synchiropus splendidus (Herre, 1927)

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Synchiropus splendidus
[Mandarinfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Synchiropus springeri
[Springer's dragonet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Synchiropus stellatus Smith, 1963

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synchiropus stellatus
[Starry dragonet]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indonesia (Ref. 89073).
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Synchiropus tudorjonesi Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Synchiropus tudorjonesi
[Redback dragonet]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Synchiropus zamboangana
[Zamboangan dragonet]
42 Species of Family Callionymidae with Genus Synchiropus
(Dragonets)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1845 Synchiropus altivelis Highfin bigeye dragonet Indo-Pacific 17 SL
1899 Synchiropus atrilabiatus Antler dragonet Eastern Pacific
1989 Synchiropus australis Queensland bigeye dragonet Western Central Pacific.
1981 Synchiropus bartelsi Bartel's dragonet Western Central Pacific 4.5 TL
1984 Synchiropus circularis Circled dragonet Western Pacific 2.3 SL
1990 Synchiropus claudiae Claudia's dragonet Western Central Pacific 2.2 TL
1905 Synchiropus corallinus Exclamation point dragonet Pacific Ocean 4 SL
1943 Synchiropus delandi Deland’s dragonet Western Central Pacific
1999 Synchiropus goodenbeani Palefin dragonet Western Atlantic 18.4 SL
2000 Synchiropus grandoculis Western Australian bigeye dragonet Eastern Indian Ocean
1941 Synchiropus grinnelli Philippines dragonet Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL
2000 Synchiropus hawaiiensis Hawaiian bigeye dragonet Eastern Central Pacific
1983 Synchiropus kanmuensis Kanmu dragonet Northwest Pacific 14.2 SL
1983 Synchiropus kinmeiensis Kinmei dragonet Pacific Ocean 13.1 SL
1983 Synchiropus kiyoae Kiyo’s dragonet Pacific Ocean 2 SL
1960 Synchiropus laddi Ladd's dragonet Pacific Ocean 3 TL
1844 Synchiropus lateralis Chinese ornate dragonet Western Pacific
1837 Synchiropus lineolatus Indian ornate dragonet Indo-West Pacific. 5.3 SL
1979 Synchiropus marbacescui Western Indian Ocean
1855 Synchiropus marmoratus Marbled dragonet Western Indian Ocean 13 TL
1981 Synchiropus minutulus Minute flagfin dragonet Western Indian Ocean. 2.3 SL
1935 Synchiropus monacanthus Deep-water dragonet Western Indian Ocean and 13 TL
1960 Synchiropus morrisoni Morrison's dragonet Western Pacific 8 TL
1985 Synchiropus moyeri Moyer's dragonet Western Pacific 7.5 TL
1993 Synchiropus novaecaledoniae West Jumeau bigeye dragonet Western Central Pacific.
1801 Synchiropus orientalis Indian Ocean.
2000 Synchiropus orstom Orstom dragonet Western Central Pacific
1861 Synchiropus phaeton Phaeton dragonet Eastern Atlantic 18 TL
1877 Synchiropus picturatus Picturesque dragonet Indo-West Pacific 7 TL
1963 Synchiropus postulus Dwarf dragonet Western Indian Ocean 2.6 TL
1926 Synchiropus rameus High-finned dragonet Western Central Pacific 15 TL
1985 Synchiropus randalli Randall's dragonet Southeast Pacific 3.6 NG
2000 Synchiropus richeri Richer’s dragonet Western Central Pacific
1999 Synchiropus rosulentus Rosy dragonet Eastern Central Pacific 2.2 SL
1905 Synchiropus rubrovinctus Tiny Hawaiian dragonet Western Pacific 2.4 TL
1908 Synchiropus sechellensis Seychelles dragonet Western Indian Ocean. 3.8 SL
2000 Synchiropus signipinnis Chesterfield bigeye dragonet Western Central Pacific
1927 Synchiropus splendidus Mandarinfish Western Pacific 7 TL
1983 Synchiropus springeri Springer's dragonet Western Pacific 1.8 SL
1963 Synchiropus stellatus Starry dragonet Indian Ocean 7.5 TL
2012 Synchiropus tudorjonesi Redback dragonet Indonesia (Ref. 89073). 4.8 TL
1910 Synchiropus zamboangana Zamboangan dragonet Western Central Pacific



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