Risso’s dragonet

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Risso’s dragonet
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Callionymiformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Callionymus
C. risso
Binomial name
Callionymus risso
Lesueur, 1814
  • Callionymus belenus Risso, 1827
  • Callionymus morissonii Risso, 1827
  • Callionymus rissoi Lesueur, 1814

Callionymus risso, Risso's dragonet, is a species of dragonet native to the Mediterranean Sea as well as the Black Sea and rarely found off of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. This species can be found at depths of from 15 to 150 metres (49 to 492 ft). Males of this species grows to a length of 11 centimetres (4.3 in) TL while females reach a length of 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in).[2]


  1. ^ Herler, J. A; Williams, J.T. & Kovacic, M. (2014). "Callionymus risso". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T198637A44760094. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-3.RLTS.T198637A44760094.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Callionymus risso" in FishBase. February 2013 version.