Synchiropus circularis Fricke, 1984
Circled dragonet
photo by Wehner, C.

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  2.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 35 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Mariana Islands. More recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Preopercular spine 0[1/0]1.
Biology:  Found on seaward reefs of Guam and Tinian, to a depth of 8 m (Ref. 1602). Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms 2-35 m deep (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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