Diplogrammus pauciradiatus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CallionymidaeDiplogrammus pauciradiatus(Gill)1865Spotted Dragonet

Diplogrammus pauciradiatus

Unique Characters: A long, horizontal fold of skin along body ventrolaterally. Four anal-fin rays.

Similar Species:

Lancer Dragonet
Paradiplogrammus bairdii

Spotfin Dragonet
Foetorepus agassizii

Lancer Dragonet Paradiplogrammus bairdii. Ventrolateral dermal fold absent. Seven or more anal-fin rays. Preopercular spine with an antrorse ventral spine and three or more upward directed spines.

Spotfin Dragonet Foetorepus agassizii. Ventrolateral dermal fold absent. Seven or more anal-fin rays. Antrorse ventral spine lacking and usually only two upward directed spines at posterior preopercular tip.

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