Scientific Name
Callionymus beniteguri  
Callionymus beniteguri本氏䲗
by: ©Matsuura, Keiichi
Author Jordan & Snyder, 1900 Depth - M
Chinese 本氏䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 緋䲗 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tokyo Bay 
Synonyms Callionymus kanekonis, Repomucenus beniteguri   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1900 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Black caudal dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed anteriorly. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine short with 2-4 processes on inner side. In males, 1st and 2nd dorsal spines elongate and filamentous; 2 rows of small black spots on 2nd dorsal fin; anal fin membrane with many dark oblique lines. In females, the posterior half of the 1st dorsal fin black. In females and young males, marbled brown-colored area on lateral side of body rimmed with many small white circles. Caudal fin with small dark spots on upper half and uniformly dark on lower half, in both sexes.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms in coastal areas. 
Distribution Distributed in the Northwest Pacific from central Japan and the East China Sea to Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.