Uncommon Dragonet, Centrodraco insolitus (McKay 1971)

Other Names: Western Australian Slope Dragonet

An Uncommon Dragonet, Centrodraco insolitus. Source: Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp / JETINDOFISH Survey. License: All rights reserved

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Uncommon Dragonet, Centrodraco insolitus (McKay 1971)

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Found on the Northwest Shelf east of Rowley Shoals, West Australia; known to occur elsewhere in the Maldives.

Species Citation

Liopsaron insolitum McKay 1971, J. Roy. Soc. W. A. 54(2): 45, fig. 5. Type locality: off north-western Australia. 


Dianne J. Bray


Australian Faunal Directory

Uncommon Dragonet, Centrodraco insolitus (McKay 1971)


Adam, M.S., Merrett, N.R. & Andersen, C. 1998. Additions to the Fish Fauna of the Maldive Islands. Part 1: An annotated checklist of the deep demersal fishes of the Maldive Islands. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J.L.B. Smith Institute, Grahamstown 67: 1-19.

Fricke, R. 1982. Nominal genera and species of dragonets (Teleostei: Callionymidae, Draconettidae). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale 'Giacomo Doria' 84: 53-92.

Fricke, R. 1992. Revision of the family Draconettidae (Teleostei) with descriptions of two new species and a new subspecies. Journal of Natural History 26(1): 165-195.

Fricke, R. 2010. Centrodraco atrifilum, a new deepwater dragonet species from eastern Australia (Teleostei: Draconettidae). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie 3: 341-346.

McKay, R.J. 1971. Two new genera and five new species of percophidid fishes (Pisces : Percophididae) from Western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 54(2): 40-46 figs 1-5 Nakabo, T. 1982. Revision of the family Draconettidae. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 28(4): 355-367 figs 1-10

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CAAB Code:37427025

Depth:317-350 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:11 cm SL

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