Callionymus grossi Ogilby, 1910
Gross's stinkfish
Callionymus grossi
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 13 - 32 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 7. Ground coloration dark brown or grey, ventral parts of body yellowish. Sides of body with a row of dark blotches. First dorsal fin light, anterior margin dusky, with 3 to 5 oblique white dark-edged stripes consisting of spots and lines. Second dorsal fin, caudal fin, pectoral and pelvic fins with darkish spots. Anal fin colourless. Base of first dorsal fin 0.8 to 0.9 times in head length (Ref 42832).
Biology:  Inhabits trawling grounds, generally on sand bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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