Dactylopus dactylopus (Valenciennes, 1837)
fingered dragonet

family Callionymidae - Dragonets

The Fingered Dragonet, Dactylopus Dactylopus, can be recognised by the bright bue spots. Some members of this family are also known as Stinkfishes because the slime on the skin has a strong smell.

Distribution =   northern Australia
Max size =   18cms