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Synchiropus sycorax  Tea & Gill, 2016

Ruby dragonet
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Callionymidae (Dragonets)
Etymology: Synchiropus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, cheir = hand + Greek, pous = foot (Ref. 45335);  sycorax: Named for the red-robed and caped Sycorax warriors from the BBC sci-fi series Dr. Who, in showing similarities in both coloration and grandiloquence of their garb; noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 38 m (Ref. 114910).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Philippines.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114910); 2.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: colour when alive: head and body are bright red, bright yellow ventrally, with prominent white spots on head (one spot or blotch over preopercular spine, two elongate spots behind middle of eye, and one spot behind upper part of eye at about 1 o’clock position), and body (in three rows, an uppermost row beginning below soft dorsal, tracking lateral line to caudal peduncle, a lowermost row extending from above anterior anal fin to caudal peduncle, and a middle row extending obliquely from above pectoral fin to anterior part of lowermost series of spots); pelvic fin and pelvic-pectoral membrane of males bright yellow with broad bluish or greenish grey to black submarginal band across distal third of fin (Ref. 114910).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in areas of broken coral rubble interspersed with outcrops of soft and stony corals (Ref. 114910).

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Tea, Y.-K. and A.C. Gill, 2016. Synchiropus sycorax, a new species of dragonet from the Philippines (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Zootaxa 4173(1):085-093. (Ref. 114910)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .