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Callionymus lyra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Callionymoidei
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Callionymus
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Callionymus lyra
Linnaeus, 1758

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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 104 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Callionymus in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b 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.