From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Callionymus lyra.jpg
Callionymus lyra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Callionymus
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Callionymus lyra
Linnaeus, 1758

Callionymus is a genus of dragonets found mostly in the Indian and Pacific oceans with a few species occurring in the Atlantic Ocean.


There are currently 106 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Fricke, R. (2014): Callionymus madangensis, a new species of dragonet from Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 13: 1-15.
  2. ^ Fricke, R., Jawad, L.A. & Al-Mamry, J.M. (2014): Callionymus omanensis, a new species of dragonet from Oman, north-western Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 85 (5): 1303–1319..
  3. ^ Fricke, R. & Golani, D. (2013): Callionymus profundus n. sp., a new species of dragonet from the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat), Red Sea (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie 6: 277–285.