Scientific Name
Callionymus meridionalis  
Callionymus meridionalis子午䲗
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Author Suwardji, 1965 Depth 0 - 92M
Chinese 子午䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 南方䲗 
Max Length 10.8 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bali Strait 
Synonyms Callionymus valenciennei meridionalis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0072884. ASIZP0072886. ASIZP0072887. CAS34228.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Preopercular spine short with 1 processes on inner side. 1st dorsal fin high. Head and body light brown, back with many light spots, ventral parts yellowish to white. Sides with a row of dark blotches. Pectoral-fin base with a dusky spot. First dorsal fin in males whitish, in females black. Second dorsal, caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with brown. Anal fin black in males, with a distal black streak in females.
habitats Benthic, on sand bottoms. Feeds on small bottom organisms. 
Distribution Known only found in Indonesia and Chian. It is maybe found in southern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.