Mandarinfish, Pterosynchiropus splendidus (Herre 1927)

Other Names: Mandarin Fish, Mandarin-fish, Splendid Mandarinfish

Mandarinfish, Pterosynchiropus splendidus, at Colonia, State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia - at a depth of 2m just before dusk. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Video of Mandarinfish mating ritual at Bunaken Island, Indonesia.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Pterosynchiropus splendidus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jun 2024,

Mandarinfish, Pterosynchiropus splendidus (Herre 1927)


Wittenrich, M.L., Baldwin, C.C. & Turingan, R.G. 2010. Larval development of laboratoryreared green mandarin, Synchiropus splendidus (Teleostei: Callionymidae), with comments on fresh coloration of larval Paradiplogrammus bairdi from Belize. Aqua 16: 7-18. 

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CAAB Code:37427034

Depth:1-18 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:7 cm TL

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