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      Sand Dragonet
      Sand Dragonet

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      mojoreef


      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Callionymus marleyi
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
      Climate: tropical
      Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea to the Cape of Good Hope, the Persian Gulf, and southwestern India.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Color varies from yellow to dark brown; 1st dorsal fin of males light grey with dark lines, 1st and 4th spines longest; 1st dorsal fin of females black, 1st spine longest, 4th spine shortest.
      Biology: Inhabits shallow sandy bottoms. Feeds on benthic crustaceans, worms and snails.
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