Callionymus sagitta Pallas, 1770
Arrow dragonet
Callionymus sagitta
photo by FAO

 Family:  Callionymidae (Dragonets)
 Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Arabian Peninsula to the Philippines. Occurs in the Mekong delta of Viet Nam and probably also in Cambodia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 9. Head and body sand yellow, covered with numerous small dark spots. Ventral sides whitish. Dorsal fin black, first membrane often (at least basally) whitish in females. Anal fin white. Second dorsal, caudal, pectoral, and pelvic fins spotted with brown (Ref 42832).
 Biology:  Occur on the bottom along coastlines and in estuaries and the lower courses of rivers. Feed on worms, zooplankton, and phytoplankton. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.04.97
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14

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