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Callionymus comptus  Randall, 1999

Ornamented 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 ;  comptus: Named in reference to the many colorful markings of the male..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 28 m (Ref. 33412).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33412)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. Body of males with a narrow lateral yellow stripe edged in pale blue spots and overlaid by six orangish brown to orange red blotches; cheeks yellowish with a dusky orange red spot and irregular blue lines and spots; first dorsal fin yellowish anteriorly and blackish to black posteriorly. Females whitish with irregular brown blotches dorsally on head and body, and a midlateral row of six roundish brown spots; posterior two-thirds of first dorsal fin black.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from sand bottoms near outer ocean reefs (Ref. 33412, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302).

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Randall, J.E., 1999. Review of the dragonets (Pisces: Callionymidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions of two new species. Pac. Sci. 53(2):185-207. (Ref. 33412)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

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):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .