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Repomucenus huguenini (Bleeker, 1858-59)
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Callionymidae  
 Genus Callionymus  
  Callionymus huguenini    Bleeker, 1858-59 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Callionymus kitaharae Callionymus kitaharai Repomucenus huguenini   details
Citation: 吳(2002)碩士論文; Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002); Fishbase(2006)
Character: Body elongate, depressed. Head extremely depressed. Infraorbital canal without short downward branch at anterior part. Preopercular spine straight, with an antrorse process at base, 2 to 9 very short upward process on inner side. All dorsal spines in male and 1st to 3rd in females elongate and filamentous. Second dorsal fin with many small dark spots; lower margin of anal fin black even in juveniles; caudal fin with small dark spots on upper half and uniformly dark on lower half in both sexes. 
Habitat: Inhabits sand and mud bottoms from 30 to 80m depth. Produces an offensive odor upon capture. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Western Pacific from Hakodate, Hokkaido to the East China Sea. More recently reported from Malaysia and the Chesterfield Islands. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381491
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Repomucenus huguenini (Bleeker , 1858)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Repomucenus: Latin, repo, repere = to drag + Latin, mucenus, muceo = with mould .  More on author: Bleeker .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 80 m (Ref. 43239 ).   Temperate

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Western Pacific: Hakodate, Hokkaido to the East China Sea. More recently reported from Malaysia (Ref. 5756 ) and the Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559 ); common length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 9. Infraorbital canal with no short downward branch at anterior part.. Preopercular spine straight, with an antrorse process at base, 2 to 9 very short upward process on inner side. Second dorsal fin with many small dark spots. Lower margin of anal fin black. Attains 18 cm SL.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Produces an offensive odor upon capture (Ref. 559 ).

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino , 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 21.8 - 28.4, mean 27.4 (based on 260 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00451 - 0.02922), 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 ):  3.4   ±0.49 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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