Synchiropus kanmuensis (Nakabo, Yamamoto & Chen, 1983)
Kanmu dragonet

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size:  14.19 cm SL (male/unsexed); 12.11 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 355 - 498 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Kanmu Seamount of the Emperor Seamount Chain.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 21-21. Eye very large, 2.5 in HL; first dorsal spine not filamentous; first dorsal ray not elongate in the male; posterior tip of preopercular spine strongly curved upward; tips of pelvic fin rays thick; body nearly creamy white, with less distinct marbled brown marks in preserved specimens; first dorsal fin almost transparent in preserved specimens (Ref. 37208).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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