Callionymus enneactis Bleeker, 1879
Mangrove dragonet
photo by Greenfield, J.

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand to the Solomon Islands, north to Japan, south to northwestern Australia; Palau and Yap in Micronesia. Probably specimens from eastern Indonesia, northeastern Australia, and the Loyalty and Hawaiian islands, may also be this species.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Has distinctive dorsal fin with large pale-edged black ocellus between 3rd and 4th spine, and barred pattern below cheek (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Occurs in sand and mud bottoms from brackish mangrove areas to a depth of 15 m in coral reef lagoons (Ref. 1602, 48636). Minimum depth of 1 m reported from Ref. 90102.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.96
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.04.18

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