Scientific Name
Diplogrammus xenicus  
Diplogrammus xenicus暗帶雙線䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Thompson, 1914) Depth 5 - 30M
Chinese 暗帶雙線䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 暗帶雙線䲗 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sagami Bay, Japan 
Synonyms Calymmichthys xenicus, Dactylopus xenicus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1914 Fricke, R. etc. 1982 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058519. ASIZP0058520. ASIZP0060340. ASIZP0072852. ASIZP0073420. ASIZP0073440. ASIZP0073458. ASIZP0915952. ASIZP0915988. ASIZP0916011. NMMSTP00261. RUSI35129.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body round and elongate; preoperculum with retrorse spine; upper spine of opercle curved up; 1st dorsal fin with III spines, long and soft; 2nd dorsal fin with 12 soft rays; Both dorsal fins more higher and larger in male than in female; anal fin with 12 soft rays; caudal fin rounded; Body pale brown, scattered with dark blotches and numerous small blue spots.
habitats Found on sandy bottoms of rocky or coral reefs. 
Distribution Distributed in southern Japan and Taiwan. It is found in southern and northeastern Taiwanese waters; Lyudao and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan; and Penghu Islands. 
Utility No commercial value.