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Synchiropus rameus  (McCulloch, 1926)

High-finned dragonet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 23 - 75 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: northwestern Australia and New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal soft rays: 7. Head and body light grey, ventrally white, sides with small red blotches and streaks. First dorsal fin yellow or grey, with vertical yellow bars, white spots and streaks edged with black. Second dorsal fin light grey with horizontal yellow and white streaks on posterior half. Caudal fin with 2 wide, vertical, dark grey bars. Anal fin distally black. Preopercular spine with 4 to 11 small antrorse serrae on its dorsal margin and an antrorse spine at its base. First dorsal fin at least twice as high as second dorsal fin. Caudal fin in males without filaments (Ref 42832).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Lives on trawling grounds, often found on sand or rubble bottoms.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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