Callionymus melanotopterus Bleeker, 1850
Indonesian flag dragonet
Callionymus melanotopterus
photo by FAO

Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Max. size: 
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Singapore, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Remarks: upper edge of lower lip without fleshy papillae; mouth small, not expanded laterally; broad pelvic almost under head; white-edged black ocellus on first dorsal which is also black distally; first dorsal twice as high as body, without prolonged rays. Dark brown, ventrally lighter, cheeks with dark spots, sides with a row of dark spots. First dorsal fin distally dark, second membrane with an occelate black blotch. Second dorsal, caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with dark. Anal fin distally dusky, basally with whitish streaks (Ref 42832).
Biology:  Found in estuaries (Ref. 7050).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.04.02
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 18.02.14

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