The alligator pipefish or double-ended pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus) is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae family. The green-yellowish body can reach 25 cm. It live in habitats of seagrass and weed, and hides by diving down vertically to blend in with the light green seagrass. It sucks up prey and zooplankton, while it has no teeth.
It is found in Australia, Egypt, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mozambique, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, South Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Tonga.
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- Vincent, A. 1996. Syngnathoides biaculeatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007.
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