Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults occur in shallow sandy or mixed sand, rubble, or coral areas of reef flats and lagoons, also sometimes on seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 6.5-7.0 cm SL. Usually in pairs or may form small aggregations (Ref 90102).
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Distribution

Western Pacific.
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Western Central Pacific: Borneo to Samoa, north to Marshall and Mariana Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.
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Southwestern Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26 - 32; Analsoft rays: 4
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Size

Maximum size: 160 mm SL
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Max. size

16.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602))
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs in shallow sandy or mixed sand, rubble, or coral areas of reef flats and lagoons, also sometimes on seaward rees to a depth of at least 20 m. Males may be brooding at 6.5 - 7.0 cm SL.
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Description: Characterized by whitish to pale yellowish ground color; black-banded snout; diffuse brown bars on body with wavy brown to black stripes; 10 caudal rays; rings 15 - 17 + 31 - 37; discontinuous superior trunk and tail ridges straight lateral trunk ridge, ends near anal ring; continuous inferior trunk and tail ridges; length of snout 1.8-2.4 in head length; depth of snout 3.9-8.9 in snout length; head length 6.6-9.8 in SL (Ref 90102).
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Type Information

Type for Corythoichthys intestinalis
Catalog Number: USNM 51723
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): D. Jordan & V. Kellogg
Year Collected: 1902
Locality: Samoa, Apia., Upolu, Samoa, Samoa Islands, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 20 - 68 m (Ref. 9710), usually ? - 68 m (Ref. 37816)
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Depth range based on 73 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 51 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.305 - 68
  Temperature range (°C): 24.049 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.050 - 0.265
  Salinity (PPS): 34.090 - 35.503
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.441 - 4.855
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.083 - 0.216
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.974 - 1.684

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.305 - 68

Temperature range (°C): 24.049 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.050 - 0.265

Salinity (PPS): 34.090 - 35.503

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.441 - 4.855

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.083 - 0.216

Silicate (umol/l): 0.974 - 1.684
 
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Depth: 0 - 20m.
Recorded at 20 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Occurs in shallow sandy or mixed sand, rubble, or coral areas of reef flats and lagoons, also sometimes on seaward reefs (Ref. 1602).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Corythoichthys intestinalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

CCTCTACCTAATCTTCGGTGCCTGGGCCGGAATGGTGGGCACTGCCCTTAGCCTACTGATCCGGGCAGAACTCAACCAACCAGGTGCATTACTAGGGGACGACCAGATCTATAATGTAATCGTCACCGCTCACGCATTTGTAATAATCTTTTTCATGGTCATGCCCATCATGATTGGAGGCTTCGGCAACTGGCTGGTACCCCTAATGATTGGCGCCCCAGACATAGCATTCCCTCGAATAAACAACATAAGCTTCTGGCTTCTTCCTCCATCTTTTCTTCTTCTCTTAGCCTCTTCTGGCGTAGAAGCGGGGGCGGGGACAGGCTGAACAGTATACCCGCCGCTTGCCGGGAATTTAGCGCATGCGGGAGCCTCTGTAGACCTTACTATCTTTTCCCTGCACCTGGCGGGCGTATCCTCAATCCTCGGGGCTATCAACTTTATTACCACCATTGTCAACATAAAGCCGCCTTCTATTTCACAATACCAAACGCCCCTTTTCGTTTGAGCCGTACTAATCACCGCGGTACTGCTTCTTCTTTCCCTGCCCGTCCTAGCAGCGGGGATCACAATGCTGCTAACTGACCGCAACCTCAACACCACTTTTTTTGACCCAGCTGGGGGAGGTGATCCAATCTTGTACCAGCACTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Corythoichthys intestinalis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: public aquariums
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Wikipedia

Scribbled pipefish

Corythoichthys intestinalis, known commonly as the Scribbled pipefish, is a species of marine fish in the family Syngnathidae. [1]

The Scribbled pipefish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region. [2]

The Scribbled pipefish is a small size fish and can reach a maximum size of 16 cm length. [3]

Biology[edit]

Adults occur in shallow sandy or mixed sand, rubble, or coral areas of reef flats and lagoons, also sometimes on seaward reefs. [4] The Scribbled pipefish is ovoviviparous.[5] The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lieske & Myers,Coral reef fishes,Princeton University Press, 2009, ISBN 9780691089959
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5961
  3. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/5961
  4. ^ Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
  5. ^ Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966. Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p.
  6. ^ Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen, 1966. Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p.

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