Common dragonet

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Common dragonet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Callionymus
Species: C. lyra
Binomial name
Callionymus lyra
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Callionymus dracunculus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Callionymus elegans Lesueur, 1814
  • Callionymus sueurii Valenciennes, 1837
  • Uranoscopus micropterygius Gronow, 1854

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.[2]


  1. ^ NatureServe (2013). "Callionymus lyra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Callionymus lyra" in FishBase. February 2013 version.