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      Blotchfin Dragonet
      Blotchfin Dragonet

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Callionymus filamentosus
      Max. size: 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 16 - 100 m
      Climate: subtropical
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea south to Delagoa Bay, Mozambique and eastward to Taiwan. Migrated to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9. Light brown in color with dark spots on sides; fins with dark brown spots; males with black stripes or blotches on 1st dorsal fin, females with black blotch on 3rd membrane. Ventral margin of preopercular spine convex.
      Biology: Found on sandy and muddy substrate of the coastal area down to a depth of about 100 m
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