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lexID: 11721 Scientific: Callionymus simplicornis German: Leierfisch English: Simple-spined dragonet Category: Dragonets Initial determination: Valenciennes, 1837 Occurrence: Alor, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Flores, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Guam, Indonesia, Lembeh Strait, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Maumere, Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Philippines, Phoenix Islands, Samoa, Sulawesi, the Society Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands Sea depth: 1 - 40 Meter Size: up to 2.36" (6 cm) Temperature: 77 °F - 84.2 °F (25°C - 29°C) Food: Amphipods, Copepods, Crustaceans, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2018-10-10 17:32:53
Last edit: 2018-10-10 18:24:26
Callionymus simplicornis inhabits sand bottoms of subtidal reef flats to a depth of at least 40 m in deep lagoons and outer reef slopes.
The dragonet feed on small benthic invertebrates.
Usually this species buries itself in the sand and only comes out to feed or during courtship.
Callionymus xanthosemeion (Fowler, 1925)
Calliurichthys xanthosemeion Fowler, 1925
Pseudocalliurichthys simplicicornis (Valenciennes, 1837)
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