Dactylopus kuiteri

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Dactylopus kuiteri
Dactylopus kuiteri (Orange and Black Dragonet) - Dumaguete, Philippines-Edit.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Callionymiformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Dactylopus
Species: D. kuiteri
Binomial name
Dactylopus kuiteri
(R. Fricke, 1992)

Dactylopus kuiteri, known commonly as the Kuiter's dragonet, is a species of marine fish in the family Callionymidae.

The Kuiter's dragonet is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region and particularly around Indonesia.[1]

This species reaches a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL.[2]

The specific name honours the collector and author of the Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes, Rudie H. Kuiter.[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Dactylopus kuiteri" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  2. ^ Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka, 2001. Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 2. Fusiliers - Dragonets, Caesionidae - Callionymidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 304-622 p.

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