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Synchiropus altivelis  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1845)

Highfin bigeye dragonet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 70 - 600 m (Ref. 3132).   Deep-water; 35°N - 22°S, 55°E - 168°E

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Indo-Pacific: Seychelles, Indonesia and northwestern Australia. Also from southern Japan to the northern South China Sea (Ref. 559).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43239); 13.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. First dorsal spine elongate and filamentous. First dorsal ray elongate in the male but not in the female. Five median caudal rays filamentous in the male. First dorsal fin with a large dark mark which becomes faint with growth. Second dorsal fin yellow with many pinkish oblique lines. Attains 18 cm SL.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits deep trawling grounds (Ref. 3132). Found in shelf edges (Ref. 43239).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Fricke, Ronald | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and K.K.P. Lim (eds.), 2000. A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zool. Suppl. (8):569-667. (Ref. 36648)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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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=0.01047 (0.00408 - 0.02689), b=2.96 (2.74 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.