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Synchiropus phaeton
Synchiropus splendidus 2 Luc Viatour.jpg
Synchiropus splendidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Synchiropus
T. N. Gill, 1859
Type species
Callionymus lateralis
Richardson, 1844

Synchiropus is a genus of fish in the family Callionymidae found mainly in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific Ocean.


There are currently 44 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Fricke, R. (2016): Synchiropus novaehiberniensis, a new species of dragonet from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with a review of subgenus Synchiropus (Neosynchiropus) and description of a new subgenus (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Journal of Natural History, 50 (47-48): 3003-3028.
  2. ^ Tea, Y.-K. & Gill, A.C. (2016): Synchiropus sycorax, a new species of dragonet from the Philippines (Teleostei: Callionymidae). Zootaxa, 4173 (1): 85–93.
  3. ^ Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2012): A new species of dragonet (Synchiropus: Callionymidae) from Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 18 (1): 9-14.