Little dragonfish

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Little dragonfish
Eurypegasus draconis.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gasterosteiformes
Family: Pegasidae
Genus: Eurypegasus
Species: E. draconis
Binomial name
Eurypegasus draconis
(Linnaeus, 1766)


The little dragonfish or short dragonfish, among various other vernacular names, Eurypegasus draconis, is a species of marine fish in the family Pegasidae.[2]

The little dragonfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific, Red Sea included.[3][4]

This small fish can grow up to 10 cm (3.9 in) length.

Taxonomic synonyms[edit]

  • Cataphractus draco Gronow, 1854
  • Europegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766) (misspelling)
  • Pegassus draco Shaw, 1804 (misspelling)
  • Pegasus draco Shaw, 1804
  • Pegasus draconis Linnaeus, 1766
  • Pegasus latirostris Richardson, 1846
  • Pegasus pauciradiatus Ogilby, 1886
  • Pegasus umitengu (Jordan & Snyder, 1901)
  • Surypegasus draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Zalises draconis (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Zalises umitengu Jordan & Snyder, 1901

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sorensen, M.& Vincent, A. 2010. Eurypegasus draconis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 October 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/comnames/CommonNamesList.php?ID=4606&GenusName=Eurypegasus&SpeciesName=draconis&StockCode=4793
  3. ^ http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/8407/0
  4. ^ http://doris.ffessm.fr/fiche2.asp?fiche_numero=405