Scientific Name
Synchiropus ocellatus  
Synchiropus ocellatus眼斑連鰭䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Pallas, 1770) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 眼斑連鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 眼斑連鰭䲗 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ambon I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Pallas, P. S. 1769 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054924. ASIZP0056860. ASIZP0057599. ASIZP0057627. ASIZP0059115. ASIZP0059277. ASIZP0059300. ASIZP0073431. ASIZP0073439. ASIZP0915987. NMMBP02507. NMMBP06609. NMMBP06609B. NMMSTP00921. NTOUP200801-056. NTOUP201006-330. NTUM06464. NTUM06873.  
Common Name Scooter blenny; Ocellated dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately depressed. Preopercular spine with processes on both inner and outer sides. First dorsal fin high in males; almost all dorsal-fin soft rays bifurcate, 8 divided rays in second dorsal fin; anal-fin soft rays branched except first; pelvic fin without free ray; pectoral fin with 17-20 rays. Body marbled brown. In males, first dorsal fin with 4 ocelli and wavy bands; blackish-brown band on preopercle. In females, first dorsal fin black with white margin; anal fin with broad oblique brown lines.
habitats Inhabits sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Also in sheltered rocky reef habitats in few meters depth, usually in small loose groups. 
Distribution Distributed in southern Japan to the Marquesan Islands. It is found in western and southern Taiwanese waters; and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan; Lyudao and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.