Scientific Name
Dactylopus dactylopus  
Dactylopus dactylopus指鰭䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Valenciennes, 1837) Depth 1 - 55M
Chinese 指鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 指腳䲗 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Callionymus dactylopus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1837 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0070352. ASIZP0072851. ASIZP0072885. ASIZP0072888. ASIZP0074780. ASIZP0900289. ASIZP0915951. ASIZP0916926. NMMBP08864. NMMSTP00803. NTMP1134. NTUM04440.  
Common Name Fingered dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately depressed. Preopercular spine with processes on both inner and outer sides. Almost all dorsal-fin soft rays brached, 8 divided rays in the second dorsal fin, the fin with a distinct horizontal pattern of lines in adults, first dorsal fin spine long filaments in male; in last anal-fin soft rays brached; pelvic spine and 1st pelvic ray fused into an elongate rod, separated from the other pelvic rays. Body brown scattered with darh blotches on head, body and fins.
habitats Lives on sand-weed bottoms. Inhabits protected sand and mud flats and slopes at depths of 1 to 55 m; also include estuaries and deep water. 
Distribution Distributed in Japan to northwestern Australia. It is found in sputhern and northern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.