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Centrodraco fidelis  Fricke, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Draconettidae (Slope dragonets)
Etymology: Centrodraco: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335);  fidelis: Name from Latin 'fidelis' meaning loyal, referring to the type locality on the southern Loyalty Ridge.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 412 - 440 m (Ref. 105116).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Southwest Pacific: New Caledonia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105116)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following: D III. D2 14: A 13; in males, the first dorsal fin has the second spine elongate and filamentous and the second dorsal fin very low, without filaments; opercular spine in subopercular spine 1.8-2.4; the body slightly compressed, body depth 7.4-8.5% of SL, body width 7.7-8.8% of SL; pectoral fin is short and not reaching to anus when adpressed, pectoral fin length 9.9-11.8% of SL; body colour pattern in males pale, with a single grey spot on the beginning of the lower lateral line; filament of first dorsal fin pale, fin with a large basal dark blotch; anal fin with three dark blotches in males (Ref. 105116).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected with dredge from a sand bottom, together with the lophiid Lophiomus setigerus (Vahl, 1797), the cynoglossid Paraplagusia sp., and the hoplichthyid Hoplichthys citrinus Gilbert, 1905 (Ref. 105116).

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Fricke, R., 2015. Centrodraco fidelis (Draconnettidae), a new deepwater dragonet species from the southern Loyalty Ridge, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Cybium 39(3):211-217. (Ref. 105116)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .