Scientific Name
Repomucenus lunatus  
Repomucenus lunatus彎月斜棘䲗
by: ©Matsuura, Keiichi
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) Depth - M
Chinese 彎月斜棘䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 月斑斜棘䲗 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
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 NMMBP05416.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, strongly depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine short with 2-4 processes on inner side. In males, first dorsal spines elongate and filamentous; first dorsal fin with black blotch on 4th membrane; anal fin uniformly dark. In females, 1st dorsal fin almost uniform black, with white line on 1st membrane. Caudal fin with small dark spots on upper half and with broad dark band on lower half in both sexes.
habitats Inhabits sand and mud bottoms in offshore waters. 
Distribution Distributed in the Northwest Pacific including Japan, Taiwan and the western coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.