Scientific Name
Synchiropus masudai
Synchiropus masudai益田氏連鰭䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Nakabo, 1987 Depth 100 - 200M
Chinese 益田氏連鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 益田氏連鰭䲗 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 益田氏連鰭、老鼠、狗圻、益田氏棘紅 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Kochi, Japan 
Synonyms Foetorepus altivelis, Foetorepus delandi, Foeturepus masudai, Synchiropus masudai   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Nakabo, T. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0062245. ASIZP0062246. ASIZP0063549. ASIZP0067458. ASIZP0067895. ASIZP0072870. ASIZP0072874. ASIZP0072880. ASIZP0073422. ASIZP0073423. ASIZP0073424. ASIZP0073436. ASIZP0073438. ASIZP0073449. ASIZP0073703. ASIZP0073720. ASIZP0073744. ASIZP0073745. ASIZP0802271. ASIZP0803656. ASIZP0900308. ASIZP0912271. ASIZP0913656. ASIZP0915957. ASIZP0915978. ASIZP0915979. ASIZP0915983. ASIZP0915986. ASIZP0915992. ASIZP0915999. ASIZP0916415. ASIZP0916424.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Mouth small; upper edge of lower lip without fleshy papillae; almost all dorsal-fin soft rays branched, 8 divided rays in the second dorsal fin; and first spine long filaments in male dorsal-fin; last anal-fin soft rays simple. Body reddish; 1st dorsal fin without distinct blotch; 2nd dorsal fin with white vertical line on each membrane; a small dark mark on upper pectoral-fin base; posterior 1/2 of pelvic fin with a large dusky mark.
habitats Inhabits shelf edges. 
Distribution Distributed in Japan and Taiwan. It is found in northeastern and southern Taiwanese waters; and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.