Scientific Name
Callionymus variegatus  
Callionymus variegatus奇䲗
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Author Temminck & Schlegel, 1845 Depth - M
Chinese 奇䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 曳絲䲗 
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 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japan 
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
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 and 2nd dorsal spines elongate and filamentous; the middle rays of caudal fin elongate; vertral side of body with vermiculated dark lines; tips of vertral side of lower jaw not black; anal fin with broad black distal margin. In females, 1st dorsal-fin membrane between 2nd to 3rd with a small black blotch; anal fin with narrow black distal margin.
habitats Inhabits sandy bottoms in Zostera beds or rocky reefs. 
Distribution Distributed from southern Japan to Taiwan. It is found in northeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.