Painted Stinkfish, Eocallionymus papilio (Günther 1864)

Other Names: Butterfly Dragonet, Painted Dragonet

A Painted Stinkfish, Eocallionymus papilio, in Sandy Bay, Derwent River, Tasmania. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC BY Attribution

A common dragonet in southern Australia found in bays, harbours and in shallow waters offshore.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Eocallionymus papilio in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Aug 2021,

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37427014

Depth:3-50 m

Habitat:Muddy, sandy, shelly bottoms

Max Size:13 cm TL


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