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Callionymus kanakorum  Fricke, 2006

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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 ;  kanakorum: Name after the local name of the inhabitants of the islands of New Caledonia, 'kanak' or 'canaque' a word of Polynesian origin..   More on author: Fricke.

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Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 800 m (Ref. 78107).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78107); 6.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species belonging to the Callionymus kaianus species-group, has the following characters: 9 unbranched second dorsal and anal fin rays (last one divided at its base); pectoral fin rays 20-22; preopercular spine dorsally with a small antrorse point and two large points which are equal in length; first spine of the first dorsal fin subequal in length with the first ray of the second dorsal fin, mostly with a short filament; margin of the second dorsal fin distally straight in both sexes; caudal fin with no median filaments; third membrane of first dorsal fin with an ocellate black blotch, a basal branch of which may extend to the second membrane; anal fin with a distal dark margin; caudal fin with a large lower and a small upper black area (Ref. 78107).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy bottoms with few rubble or coralline gravel and sand (Ref. 78107).

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Fricke, R., 2006. Two new species and a new record of dragonets from New Caledonia (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Stuttg. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A (Biol.) 696:1-14. (Ref. 78107)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 12.9 - 20.3, mean 17.2 (based on 27 cells).
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):  3.2   ±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 (12 of 100) .