Scientific Name
Synchiropus splendidus  
Synchiropus splendidus花斑連鰭䲗
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Herre, 1927) Depth 0 - 100M
Chinese 花斑連鰭䲗 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鼠䲗科 Economic Fish No 
Family F453 Callionymidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 花斑連鰭䲗 
Max Length 6 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 老鼠、狗圻、青蛙 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Bungau, Philippines, 2 fms 
Synonyms Callionymus splendidus, Neosynchiropus splendidus, Pterosynchiropus splendidus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)  Herre, A. W. C. T. 1927 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0072861. ASIZP0072881. ASIZP0915966. ASIZP0916002. NTUM06695. NTUM06730. NTUM07064.  
Common Name Mandarinfish 
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 branched except first; pelvic fin without free ray; pectoral fin with 30 rays. Body orange or orangish brown with broad curved bands, elongate spots, and dashes of green; blue marking on head and blue margins on fins.
habitats Inhabits shallow protected lagoons and inshore reefs. Found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Usually in small groups spread over small area. Has been reared in captivity. 
Distribution Distributed in the Western Pacific from Ryukyu Islands to Australia. It is found in Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Well-known aquarium fish.