Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Callionymiformes
(Dragonets) > Draconettidae
Etymology: Centrodraco: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Briggs & Berry.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 229 - 411 m (Ref. 13707). Deep-water
Southwest Atlantic: known only from off the Atlantic coast of northern Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52964)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., 1992. Revision of the family Draconettidae (Teleostei), with descriptions of two new species and a new subspecies. J. Nat. Hist. 26(1):165-195. (Ref. 13707)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 3.4 - 6.7, mean 4.6 °C (based on 30 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).