Scientific Name
Synchiropus lateralis  
Synchiropus lateralis側斑連鰭䲗
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Author (Richardson, 1844) Depth 0 - 10M
Chinese 側斑連鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 側斑連鰭䲗 
Max Length 6 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 Pacific Ocean 
Synonyms Callionymus lateralis, Callionymus lineolatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Mouth small. Upper edge of lower lip without fleshy papillae. 1st dorsal fin low in both sexes; almost all dorsal-fin soft rays brached, 8 divided rays in the second dorsal fin; caudal fin rounded or slightly truncate. Body pale brown with 5 dark brown oblique bands. In males, 1st dorsal fin light brown with brown blotches, white spots and lines; anal fin with a broad distal black margin, and usually scattered with white lines. In females, 1st dorsal fin with 2 rows of brown spots; anal fin brown.
habitats Inhabits shallow coastal sand-flats. 
Distribution Distributed in South China Sea and Taiwan. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.