Repomucenus huguenini (Bleeker, 1858)
Huguenin’s dragonet
Repomucenus huguenini
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

 Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
 Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 30 - 80 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Hakodate, Hokkaido to the East China Sea. More recently reported from Malaysia (Ref. 5756) and the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Infraorbital canal with no short downward branch at anterior part.. Preopercular spine straight, with an antrorse process at base, 2 to 9 very short upward process on inner side. Second dorsal fin with many small dark spots. Lower margin of anal fin black. Attains 18 cm SL.
 Biology:  Produces an offensive odor upon capture (Ref. 559).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.08.93
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 05.12.14

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