Diplogrammus goramensis (Bleeker, 1858)
Goram dragonet
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 5 - 40 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Viet Nam to Rarotonga (Cook Islands), north to southeastern China and the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef and Norfolk Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Unbranched infraorbital canal, very short upward and downward branches of lateral line. Anal fin dark with many darker spots (Ref. 37424). First dorsal spine is extended with a filament in males. This species has double series of small pearly spots along lower sides (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Inhabits coastal bays and estuaries (Ref. 48636), over sand, mud, or dead coral rubble of lagoons and outer reef slopes. Feeds mainly on small benthic invertebrates. Usually buried in substrate. Occurs in small groups (Ref. 48636). May also be solitary (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 - 03.07.95
Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 03.06.13

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