Scientific Name
Synchiropus picturatus  
Synchiropus picturatus變色連鰭䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Peters, 1877) Depth 0 - 6M
Chinese 變色連鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 繡鰭連鰭䲗 
Max Length 7 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Salawatty, 1°07'N, 130°54'E, off nw. New Guinea [Irian Jaya] 
Synonyms Callionymus picturatus, Pterosynchiropus picturatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0058521. ASIZP0072860. ASIZP0915965. NTUM07063.  
Common Name Picture dragonet; Psychedelic fish; Picturesque 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 slightly high in males; almost all dorsal-fin soft rays trifurcate, 8 divided rays in second dorsal fin; anal-fin soft rays brached except first; pelvic fin without free ray; pectoral fin with 29-32 rays. Body pale olive green scattered with ocellated black spot; dorsal fin with orange and bule lines.
habitats Found on sandy bottoms of shallow sheltered reefs. Secretive in rubble below living coral. Feeds on small benthic invertebrates. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, including Taiwan, Philippines, eastern Indonesia and northwest Australia. It is found in Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.