Goram Dragonet, Diplogrammus goramensis (Bleeker 1858)


A Goram Dragonet, Diplogrammus goramensis, at North West Solitary Island, New South Wales, February 2014. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A dragonet with a double series of small pearly spots along the lower side, a dark anal fin with many darker spots, and the first dorsal spine is extended with a filament in males.

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Goram Dragonet, Diplogrammus goramensis (Bleeker 1858)

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Distribution

North West Cape and offshore reefs of north Western Australia (Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef), Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea, and the far northern Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea, to the Solitary Islands, New South Wales (and possibly further south to Sydney Harbour); also Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean, and Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific.
Inhabits sand, mud, or dead coral rubble areas in coastal bays, estuaries, lagoons and outer reef slopes.

Features

Dorsal fin IV, 8; Anal fin 7. 
Unbranched infraorbital canal, very short upward and downward branches of lateral line; males with a filamentous first dorsal-fin spine. 

Feeding

Feeds mostly on small benthic invertebrates.

Etymology

The species is named goramensis after the Goram Archipelago, Indonesia - the type locality.

Species Citation

Callionymus goramensis Bleeker1858, Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 15: 214, fig. 148. Type locality: Pulau Gorong, Goram Archipelago, Indonesia.

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Goram Dragonet, Diplogrammus goramensis (Bleeker 1858)

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R. & Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1994. Fishes of Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Atoll Research Bulletin 412: 1-21.

Bleeker, P. 1858. Bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van den Goram-Archipel. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië 15: 197-218. See ref at BHL

Francis, M. 1993. Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, southwest Pacific Ocean. Pacific Science 47(2): 136-170.

Fricke, R. 1983. Revision of the Indo-Pacific genera and species of the dragonet family Callionymidae (Teleostei). Theses Zoologicae 3: 1-774.

Fricke, R. 2000. Callionymidae of New Caledonia, with remarks on related species and descriptions of 10 new species from New Caledonia, Australia, New Guinea, and Hawaii (Teleostei). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. Serie A (Biologie) 617: 1-81. 

Fricke, R. 2002. Annotated checklist of the dragonet families Callionymidae and Draconettidae (Teleostei: Callionymoidei), with comments on callionymid fish classification. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. Serie A (Biologie) 645: 1-103.

Gill, T.N. 1865. On a new family type of fishes related to blennioids. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History New York 8(15): 141-144.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. 

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37427026

Depth:5-40 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm TL

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