Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Callionymus: Greek, kallion, comparative of kallos = beautiful + Greek, onyma = name; with a better name ; comptus: Named in reference to the many colorful markings of the male.. More on author: Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 28 m (Ref. 33412). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33412)
soft rays: 7. Body of males with a narrow lateral yellow stripe edged in pale blue spots and overlaid by six orangish brown to orange red blotches; cheeks yellowish with a dusky orange red spot and irregular blue lines and spots; first dorsal fin yellowish anteriorly and blackish to black posteriorly. Females whitish with irregular brown blotches dorsally on head and body, and a midlateral row of six roundish brown spots; posterior two-thirds of first dorsal fin black.
Collected from sand bottoms near outer ocean reefs (Ref. 33412, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1999. Review of the dragonets (Pisces: Callionymidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Pac. Sci. 53(2):185-207. (Ref. 33412)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00407 - 0.02141), b=2.77 (2.59 - 2.95), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .