Scientific Name
Repomucenus octostigmatus
Repomucenus octostigmatus斑臀䲗
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Author Fricke, 1981 Depth 6 - 593M
Chinese 斑臀䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑臀䲗 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sanderal Point, Catanauan, Quezon, Philippines, 70-78 fm 
Synonyms Repomucenus octostigmatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  Fricke, R. 1981 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0072868. ASIZP0073427. ASIZP0073443. ASIZP0915962. ASIZP0915977.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine short with 3-4(few 2 or 6) short processes on inner side. In males, 1st and 2nd dorsal spines elongate and filamentous. Head and body brown, dorsally with many white-edged dark spots. Ventral sides whitish. Sides with 1 or 2 rows of dark blotches. First dorsal fin in males with many irregular white-edged dark lines. Fin distally blackish in females and young males. Second dorsal fin in males with vertical blackish streaks. Anal fin with 8 basal blackish spots. Caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with brown.
habitats Found on sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on crustaceans, worms, and snails. Utilized as fish meal; sometimes marketed fresh. 
Distribution Distributed from Andaman Sea to China, Philippines, Taiwan and New Guinea. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.