Callionymus fluviatilis   Day,  1876 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: FAO

Size: 7.0 cm TL (male)

Color: 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. Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 9.

Synonym (s)
Callionymus fluviatilis Day, 1876
(Senior synonym)
Repomucenus fluviatilis (Day, 1876)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• River Dragonet (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; marketed fresh)

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine
Prey:  Zoobenthos, zooplankton, phytoplankton, plants


• Kerala, Ponnani Estuary INDIA (Record: 03/1997-02/1999)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Bijukumar, A and Sushama, S (2000) Ichthyofauna of Ponnani estuary, Kerala Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 42(1&2) 182-189 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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