Scooter Dragonet

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Description of the Scooter Dragonet

The Scooter Dragonet is also known as the Ocellated Dragonet or Scooter Blenny. The male of the species tends to be larger in size and has a more extended dorsal fin. The scooter dragonet is a bottom feeder and can be found sifting through the sand for its food, they are not considered ideal for the beginner as they can be difficult to feed prefering live food.

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Popular Name: Scooter Dragonet
Species: Neosynchiropus ocellatus

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Scooter Dragonet

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This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Scooter Dragonet species.

  • Size: Up to 8cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1 to 8.4. Temp: 24 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Prefer frozen food particularly Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Western Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Scooter Dragonet
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Neosynchiropus ocellatus

  • Popular Name: Scooter Dragonet - Ocellated Dragonet - Scooter Blenny

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Callionymidae

 

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Scooter Dragonet?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Scooter Dragonet slimy?
Scooter Dragonet secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Scooter Dragonet to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Scooter Dragonet have gills?
Gills enable the Scooter Dragonet to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Scooter Dragonet have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Scooter Dragonet has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Scooter Dragonet has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Scooter Dragonet has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Scooter Dragonet has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Scooter Dragonet

Scooter Dragonet

  • Interesting Information about Scooter Dragonet

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Scooter Dragonet slimy?

  • Why do the Scooter Dragonet have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Scooter Dragonet have fins?

  • Species: Neosynchiropus ocellatus

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