Scientific Name
Callionymus valenciennei  
Callionymus valenciennei瓦氏䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Temminck & Schlegel, 1845 Depth 20 - 264M
Chinese 瓦氏䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 瓦氏䲗 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki Bay, Japan. 
Synonyms Callionymus flagris, Repomucenus valenciennei   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NMMBP06109.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine short with 2-4 processes on inner side. In males, all dorsal spines and almost caudal-fin rays elongate and filamentous; 1st dorsal fin with black spots on 2nd to 4th membrane; anal fin with black distal margin. In females, 1st dorsal fin with large black blotch on 3rd membrane. Caudal fin uniformly with small dark spots in both sexes.
habitats Inhabits muddy bottoms of bays. 
Distribution Distributed in Japan, the western coast of the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.