Draconettidae

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Draconettidae
Draconetta xenica.jpg
Draconetta xenica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Draconettidae
D. S. Jordan & Fowler, 1903
Genera[1]

The Draconettidae, slope dragonets, are a small family (about 14 species) of fish in the order Perciformes. They are found in temperate to tropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are closely related to, and appear similar to, the fish of the Callionymidae. They are small fish, the largest species reaching 12 cm (4.7 in) long. Like the callionymids, they are bottom-dwelling fish, and usually sexually dimorphic.[2]

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  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Draconettidae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ Briggs, J.C.; Hutchins, J.B. (1998). Paxton, J.R.; Eschmeyer, W.N., eds. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 143. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. 

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