Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

One specimen collected on rubble bottom (Ref. 51183). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Western Atlantic.
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Western Atlantic: New Brunswick, Canada and Bermuda to Brazil (Ref. 26938).
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 16 m (Ref. 51183)
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Depth range based on 17 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 11 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3530
  Temperature range (°C): 17.880 - 27.421
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 3.612
  Salinity (PPS): 35.410 - 37.190
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.682 - 4.794
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.417
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.044 - 3.450

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3530

Temperature range (°C): 17.880 - 27.421

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 3.612

Salinity (PPS): 35.410 - 37.190

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.682 - 4.794

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 0.417

Silicate (umol/l): 1.044 - 3.450
 
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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: Amphelikturus dendriticus

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


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Amphelikturus dendriticus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Amphelikturus dendriticus

Amphelikturus dendriticus, the Pipehorse, is a species of pygmy pipehorse native to the western Atlantic Ocean. This small, highly camouflaged pipefish is rarely seen.[1] This species grows to a length of 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuiter, Rudie H. 2000. Seahorses, pipefishes, and the relatives. Chorleywood, UK: TMC Publishing. 240 p
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