Common Name: Dragonet example: Synchiropus ocellatus also called the Scooter blenny example: Synchiropus splendidus, the mandarinfish or mandarin dragonet,
Synchiropus is a genus of fish in the family Callionymidae found mainly in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Species. There are currently 44 recognized species in this genus
Scientific name Synchiropus
Discoverer and date: Pallas, 1770
Where found: Scooter blennies are found throughout the Eastern Indian Ocean to the Western Pacific. The 44 recognized species are found through the Indo-Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Description: Scooter blennies vary in color with splotches of yellow, brown, black, white, and even red. They can change their color slightly to blend into their environment or when stressed. These fish are small, reaching only two and a half inches in length, with broad faces, raised eyes, and tiny mouths which are used to pick copepods from rock and sand. They have large, flashy dorsal fins which they normally keep tucked close to their bodies unless they are displaying for mating or to defend their territory. Males are larger than females and have larger dorsal fins