Synchiropus kinmeiensis (Nakabo, Yamamoto & Chen, 1983)
Kinmei dragonet
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 Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
 Max. size:  13.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 220 - 532 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Kinmei and Kanmu Seamounts of the Emperor Seamount Chain (Ref. 37208) and from the Hawaiian Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 21-21. Adult females have a higher first dorsal fin than the adult males, and the first dorsal spine is more filamentous than that of the male (Ref. 33412). The third membrane of first dorsal fin with a large dark mark; posterior tip of preopercular spine straight and not curved upward; lower half of caudal fin rays elongate and filamentous in male (Ref. 37208).
 Biology:  Collected in channels (Ref. 33412). Benthic (Ref. 58302).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 30.04.02
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 18.02.14

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