Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Callionymus: Greek, kallion, comparative of kallos = beautiful + Greek, onyma = name; with a better name .
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Israel.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93337)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species of Callionymus (subgenus Bathycallionymus) is distinguished by the following characters: possess a small branchial opening; short head (3.9 in SL); large eye (2.04 in HL); preopercular spine has a small antrorse barb and a larger antrorse spine, and a strong antrorse spine at its base, with smooth ventral margin; first dorsal fin slightly higher than second (male); second dorsal fin distally straight while caudal fin distally slightly pointed, with 2 median unbranched rays bearing short filaments; first dorsal fin has a basal black spot reaching from second to third membranes, third membrane with a distal black margin; second dorsal fin with vertical dark grey bars; anal fin distally black, the tip of fin rays also black (Ref. 93337).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R. and D. Golani, 2013. Callionymus profundus n. sp., a new species of dragonet from the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat), Red Sea (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, 6:277-285. (Ref. 93337)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00412 - 0.02112), b=2.77 (2.59 - 2.95), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .