Synchiropus kiyoae Fricke & Zaiser, 1983
Kiyo’s dragonet
Synchiropus kiyoae
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
 Max. size:  2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 14 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Japan. Photographed in Hawaii (Ref. 28618).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Body moderately depressed. Preopercular spine long, without antrorse process at base and with 5 to 6 processes on inner side; posterior tip strongly upcurved. Lateral line on body conspicuously curved upward above the pectoral fin. Attains 2 cm SL.
 Biology:  Occurs in bottoms with coarse sand, broken shell, volcanic gravel, and small rocks with dead algae.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.07.96
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.02.14

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