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Callionymus fluviatilis  Day, 1876

River dragonet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Callionymus: Greek, kallion, comparative of kallos = beautiful + Greek, onyma = name; with a better name .   More on author: Day.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: Indian subcontinent to Viet Nam. Common in the Mekong delta and probably found in Cambodia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 9. Sandy yellow, ventrally lighter. First dorsal fin with a black blotch basally on third membrane. Second dorsal fin, caudal fin, pectoral and pelvic fins spotted with brown. Anal fin white. First dorsal fin lower than second dorsal fin. First spine of first dorsal fin shorter than second spine. Anal fin pale. Second dorsal fin without white bands (Ref 42832).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on the bottom in the lower courses of rivers. Feeds on worms, zooplankton and phytoplankton. Occasionally marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).

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Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.9 - 28.6, mean 27.4 (based on 1025 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00407 - 0.02141), b=2.77 (2.59 - 2.95), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.