Paracallionymus costatus

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Paracallionymus costatus
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Paracallionymus
Barnard, 1927
Species: P. costatus
Binomial name
Paracallionymus costatus
(Boulenger, 1898)

Paracallionymus costatus, the Ladder dragonet, is a species of dragonet found along the southern coast of Africa from Namibia to Mozambique where it occurs at depths of from 55 to 400 metres (180 to 1,312 ft). This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Paracallionymus costatus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.