Home > Fishes > Dragonets > Callionymus decoratus

Updated 9/22/2012

Family Callionymidae

HAWAII

Callionymus decoratus   

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 8 feet

 

Ft. Kamehemeha, Oahu, 10 feet

 

 

Female, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 35 feet

 

 

Wailupe, Oahu, 12 feet

 

 

Male, North Shore, Oahu

 

Juvenile, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 50 feet

LONGTAIL DRAGONET

Uncommon or simply overlooked as it remains partially buried in sand near hard reef at any depth.  Males have a caudal fin almost as long as the body.  Attains 10 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.