Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Callionymidae
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.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 110 - 800 m (Ref. 78107). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78107); 6.8 cm SL (female)
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).
Inhabits sandy bottoms with few rubble or coralline gravel and sand (Ref. 78107).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00413 - 0.02653), b=2.93 (2.72 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .