Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Draconettidae
Etymology: Centrodraco: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, drako = dragon (Ref. 45335); fidelis: Name from Latin 'fidelis' meaning loyal, referring to the type locality on the southern Loyalty Ridge.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 412 - 440 m (Ref. 105116). Deep-water
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Pacific: New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105116)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. This species is distinguished by the following: D III. D2 14: A 13; in males, the first dorsal fin has the second spine elongate and filamentous and the second dorsal fin very low, without filaments; opercular spine in subopercular spine 1.8-2.4; the body slightly compressed, body depth 7.4-8.5% of SL, body width 7.7-8.8% of SL; pectoral fin is short and not reaching to anus when adpressed, pectoral fin length 9.9-11.8% of SL; body colour pattern in males pale, with a single grey spot on the beginning of the lower lateral line; filament of first dorsal fin pale, fin with a large basal dark blotch; anal fin with three dark blotches in males (Ref. 105116).
Collected with dredge from a sand bottom, together with the lophiid Lophiomus setigerus
(Vahl, 1797), the cynoglossid Paraplagusia sp., and the hoplichthyid Hoplichthys citrinus Gilbert, 1905 (Ref. 105116).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., 2015. Centrodraco fidelis (Draconnettidae), a new deepwater dragonet species from the southern Loyalty Ridge, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Cybium 39(3):211-217. (Ref. 105116)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .