Morrison's dragonet

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Morrison's dragonet
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Callionymoidei
Family: Callionymidae
Genus: Synchiropus
Species: S. morrisoni
Binomial name
Synchiropus morrisoni
(Schultz, 1960)

Morrison's dragonet (Synchiropus morrisoni) is a species of dragonet. It is native to the southwest Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia ant eastwards to the Marshall Islands and Fiji.


Morrison's dragonet is a small fish, with a maximum recorded size of about 7 cm (2.8 in). Soft dorsal rays branched. In males the first dorsal fin is much taller than the second, and in females it is shorter. Colour is a mottled red with variably sizes white spots and a dark brown blotch covering at least half of the base of the pectoral. In males, the first dorsal fin has narrow bars edged with light blue, and the lower head and front of the body has blue dots.[1]


Japan to Australia and eastwards to the Marshall Islands and Fiji.[1]



  1. ^ a b Randall, John E.; Allen, Gerald R.; Steene, Roger C. (1997). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea (second ed.). Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0 8248 1895 4.