Common dragonet

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Common dragonet
Callionymus lyra.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Callionymus
Species: C. lyra
Binomial name
Callionymus lyra
Linnaeus, 1758

The common dragonet (Callionymus lyra), is a species of dragonet widespread in the Eastern Atlantic from southern Iceland and Norway south to Mauritania, including the northern Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar, and Algeria, western Black Sea, Aegean and Adriatic Sea, Azores and the Canary Islands. It can be found at depths of from 5 to 430 metres (16 to 1,411 ft), though mostly found no deeper than 30 metres (98 ft). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries and can be found displayed in public aquariums. Males of this species grows to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) TL, while the females can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Callionymus lyra" in FishBase. February 2013 version.