Callionymus risso, Risso’s dragonet : fisheries

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Callionymus risso Lesueur, 1814

Risso’s dragonet
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Teleostei (teleosts) > Callionymiformes (Dragonets) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Callionymus: Greek, kallion, comparative of kallos = beautiful + Greek, onyma = name; with a better name .
More on author: Lesueur.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 150 m. Subtropical; 46°N - 31°N, 10°W - 36°E

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Eastern Atlantic: northern Mediterranean, from Gibraltar to the coast of Israel, including the Adriatic, Aegean and western and northern Black Sea; also Algeria and Tunisia. Rarely seen off Portugal.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88088); common length : 4.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); max. published weight: 38.60 g (Ref. 88088)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sandy bottoms in shallow coastal waters. Feeds on small bottom invertebrates, mainly worms and crustaceans. Oviparous, eggs and larvae are pelagic.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Fricke, R., 1986. Callionymidae. p. 1086-1093. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 5968)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 March 2014

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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