Scientific Name
Callionymus pleurostictus  
Callionymus pleurostictus胡麻䲗
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Fricke, 1982 Depth 0 - 35M
Chinese 胡麻䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 白臀䲗 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bay of Nhatrang, Vietnam, 12°2'06"N, 109°7'30"E. 
Synonyms Pseudocalliurichthys pleurostictus   
Reference Chen, C. H. 2004. Checklist of the fishes of Penghu. Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture. FRI Special Publication No. 4: 175 pp. (in Chinese);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Fricke, R. 1982 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 陳春暉 2004 
Specimen List
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine straight with 5-6 very short processes on inner side. In males, 1st dorsal spines elongate and filamentous; vertral sidae of body with many small dark spots; tips of vertral side of lower jaw black; anal fin uniformly pale dark. In females, 1st dorsal-fin membrane between 2nd to 4th with a black blotch; anal fin uniformly white.
habitats Inhabits shallow sandy bottoms. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific, including Ryukyu Islands, Viet Nam, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, and northern Australia. It is found in Penghu Islands. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.