Scientific Name
Bathycallionymus formosanus  
Bathycallionymus formosanus臺灣䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Fricke, 1981 Depth 88 - 200M
Chinese 臺灣䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 臺灣䲗 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 臺灣深水䲗、老鼠、狗圻、臺灣䲗 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Taiwan Strait, 25°N, 120°E, ca. 90 m 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2013);Fishbase(2013);李承運(2012)臺灣海域鼠科魚類之分類與分子演化研究。海洋生物研究所碩士論文。臺灣海洋大學。236頁。  Fricke, R. 1981 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0062183. ASIZP0067794. ASIZP0067924. ASIZP0068341. ASIZP0068430. ASIZP0068431. ASIZP0068432. ASIZP0072864. ASIZP0072867. ASIZP0073429. ASIZP0073460. ASIZP0073735. ASIZP0073742. ASIZP0803533. ASIZP0803685. ASIZP0913533. ASIZP0913685. ASIZP0915964. ASIZP0915973. ASIZP0915976. ASIZP0916013. CAS46972Holotype. NMMBP03557. NMMBP03574. NMMBP03610. NMMBP03704. NMMBP03772. NMMBP04861. NMMBP04862. NMMBP04863. NMMBP04864. NMMBP04865. NMMBP05246. NMMSTP01527. NTMP0233. NTMP1158. NTOU-AE6111. ...List all 38 records... 
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Posterior tip of preopercular barbed. First dorsal fin with IV spines, first dorsal spine elongate and filamentous; second dorsal fin with 9 soft rays, and anterior branch of last ray simple; anal fin with 9 soft rays; caudal fin symmetrical, 2 median rays simple. When fresh, third membrane of frist dorsal fin with dark blotch, lunate in males, oblong in females; black mark on dorsoanterior edge of second dorsal in males, not in females; lower half of anal fin yellow with 1 or 2 blue oblique lines on each membrane in males, anal fin white with distal black margin in females; spots on dorsal side of body not fine.
habitats Benthic, common on sand bottoms at depths of 90-200 m. Feeds on small bottom organisms. 
Distribution Distributed in the Paciffic coast of souther Japan to the South China Sea. It is found in Penghu Is., western Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.