Scientific Name
Callionymus filamentosus  
Callionymus filamentosus絲鰭䲗
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Valenciennes, 1837 Depth 16 - 100M
Chinese 絲鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 單絲䲗 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Manado, Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia 
Synonyms Callionymus filentosus, Callionymus haifae, Callionymus stigmapteron, Calliurichthys filamentosus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1837 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0062488. ASIZP0063624. ASIZP0073442. ASIZP0915994.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine straight with 4-9 short processes on inner side. Light brown in color with dark spots on sides; fins with dark brown spots; males with black stripes or blotches on 1st dorsal fin, females with black blotch on 3rd membrane. Ventral margin of preopercular spine convex.
habitats Found on sandy and muddy substrate of the coastal area down to a depth of about 100 m. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and eastward to Taiwan. Migrated to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.