Scientific Name
Callionymus hindsii  
Callionymus hindsii海氏䲗
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Richardson, 1844 Depth 10 - 40M
Chinese 海氏䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 海氏䲗 
Max Length 9 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 Pacific Ocean [probably China or Singapore] 
Synonyms Callionymus hindsi, Calliurichthys hindsii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine straight with 2-4 short processes on inner side. In males, 1st and 2nd dorsal spines elongate and filamentous; vertral sidae of body with many small dark spots; 1st dorsal fin with 3 broad oblique black bands. In females, 1st dorsal fin light yellowish-brown,and with two black spots on 2nd membrane. Other fins transparent in both sexes.
habitats Found on sand bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Persian Gulf to China, Indonesia, Borneo, New Guinea, Philippines and the southern part of southeast Asia. It is possibly found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.