Kwajalein Dragonets (Callionymidae)

The dragonets, sometimes called scooter gobies, are common small bottom dwelling fish that often move in short scoots around the bottom. In the genus Synchiropus, the males tend to have large, flamboyantly patterned dorsal fins used to try to impress shorter finned females.


Diplotgrammus goramensis


Synchiropus morrisoni
male

Synchiropus morrisoni
female

Synchiropus ocellatus
male

Synchiropus ocellatus
female

Additional species reported from the Marshalls (links to Fishbase):

Callionymus simplicicornis Valenciennes, 1837
Synchiropus laddi Schultz, 1960

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