Paradiplogrammus bairdii

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CallionymidaeParadiplogrammus bairdii(Jordan)1888Lancer Dragonet

Paradiplogrammus bairdii

Unique Characters: Ventrolateral dermal fold absent. Seven or more anal-fin rays. Preopercular spine with an antrorse ventral spine and three or more upward directed spines.

Similar Species:

Spotted Dragonet
Diplogrammus pauciradiatus

Spotfin Dragonet
Foetorepus agassizii

Spotted Dragonet Diplogrammus pauciradiatus. A long, horizontal fold of skin along body ventrolaterally. Four anal-fin rays.

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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