Callionymus margaretae Regan, 1905
Margaret's dragonet
Callionymus margaretae
photo by FAO

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 22 - 107 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: two subspecies recognized, one from the southern Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to Pakistan, and the other from the western and southeastern coasts of India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Found on sandy and muddy bottoms (Ref. 48636).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.02.98
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.05.04

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