Scientific Name
Synchiropus altivelis  
Synchiropus altivelis紅連鰭䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845) Depth 70 - 600M
Chinese 紅連鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紅連鰭䲗 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ohomura, near Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Callionymus altivelis, Foetorepus altivelis, Foetorepus altivelus, Synchirops altivelis, Synchiropus altevelis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Schultz, L.P. 1948 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055229. ASIZP0062382. ASIZP0065133. ASIZP0065952. ASIZP0065961. ASIZP0066455. ASIZP0072872. ASIZP0073692. ASIZP0700142. ASIZP0800681. ASIZP0800811. ASIZP0800812. ASIZP0801467. ASIZP0910681. ASIZP0910811. ASIZP0910812. ASIZP0911467. ASIZP0915981. NMMBP02504. NMMBP02505. NMMBP02604. NMMBP02607. NMMBP02839. NMMBP03077. NMNSF00403. NTMP0192. NTUM06760.  
Common Name Dragonet 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate, depressed. Mouth small. Upper edge of lower lip without fleshy papillae. Almost all dorsal-fin soft rays branched, 8 divided rays in the second dorsal fin, and both sexes first dorsal spine long & flamentous with; last anal-fin soft rays simple; numerous median caudal rays filamentous in male. Body reddish; 1st dorsal fin with a large dark mark which becomes faint with growth; 2nd dorsal fin yellow with many pinkish oblique lines; no small dark mark on upper pectoral-fin base; anal fin transparent in males, with dark blotches in females.
habitats Inhabits deep trawling grounds.  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Seychelles, Indonesia to northwestern Australia, north to the northern South China Sea, Taiwan and southern Japan. It is found in southwestern Taiwanese waters; and Siao Liouciou, southwestern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.