Habitat and Ecology
Solegnathus lettiensis is a benthic inhabitant of outer continental shelf waters (Paxton et al. 1989), and has been captured from depths of 42-180 m.
Behaviour and Biology
Although all members of the genus Solegnathus have males that carry eggs on the underside of the tail (
Solegnathus lettiensis reaches a maximum total length of approximately 525 mm (
No critical habitats have been identified. It is likely that this species has specific habitat preferences that determine its abundance within its range, but little or no research has focused on the critical habitats for this species. Pipehorses are likely to be demersal and associated with habitat structure as all have been caught by benthic or demersal gear together with sessile species such as sponges, corals, and gorgonians.
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