Fingered Dragonet (Dactylopus dactylopus)

Also known as Finger Dragonet, Sailfin Dragonet.

Description

Also known as Finger Dragonet, Sailfin Dragonet.

Found singly or in pairs sometimes buried during the day, but will raise fins if disturbed, over protected mud, sand and weedy bottoms of reef flats and slopes.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-55m
Widespread Western Pacific

Males have a taller more elaborate first Dorsal Fin which erects intermittently when moving around and for mating.
Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8240

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