Synchiropus circularis Fricke, 1984
Circled dragonet
Synchiropus circularis
photo by Wehner, C.

 Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
 Max. size:  2.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 35 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Mariana Islands. More recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Preopercular spine 0[1/0]1.
 Biology:  Found on seaward reefs of Guam and Tinian, to a depth of 8 m (Ref. 1602). Inhabits sand-rubble bottoms 2-35 m deep (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.96
 Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 04.06.13

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