Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Callionymiformes
(Dragonets) > Callionymidae
Etymology: Neosynchiropus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, syn = that grows together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335). More on author: Pallas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 30 m (Ref. 9710), usually 1 - 30 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 30°N - 15°S
Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to the Marquesan Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Inhabits sandy areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Also in sheltered rocky reef habitats in few meters depth, usually in small loose groups (Ref. 48636). Occurs in rubble and algal turfs (Ref. 90102). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates (Ref. 89972).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 1986. 106 new records of fishes from the Marshall Islands. Bull. Mar. Sci. 38(1):170-252. (Ref. 5439)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 29, mean 28 °C (based on 372 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00447 - 0.02817), b=2.92 (2.70 - 3.14), in cm total length, 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 133 [81, 291] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.938 [0.589, 1.453] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.1 [18.1, 20.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.173 [0.111, 0.268] g/100g ; Selenium = 27.4 [15.2, 47.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 101 [38, 263] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.86 [1.32, 2.60] mg/100g (wet weight);