Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Callionymidae  
 Genus Synchiropus  
  Synchiropus splendidus  (Herre, 1927) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Callionymus splendidusNeosynchiropus splendidusPterosynchiropus splendidus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2006)
Character: Body moderately depressed. Preopercular spine with processes on both inner and outer sides. First dorsal fin slightly high in males; almost all dorsal-fin soft rays trifurcate, 8 divided rays in second dorsal fin; anal-fin soft rays branched except first; pelvic fin without free ray; pectoral fin with 30 rays. Body orange or orangish brown with broad curved bands, elongate spots, and dashes of green; blue marking on head and blue margins on fins. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow protected lagoons and inshore reefs. Found on silty bottoms with coral and rubble. Usually in small groups spread over small area. Has been reared in captivity. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Western Pacific from Ryukyu Islands to Australia. It is found in Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility: Well-known aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381504
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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