Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

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 Central Atlantic: US Virgin Islands.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Syngnathus dawsoni
Catalog Number: USNM 203148
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Dawson
Year Collected: 1966
Locality: Virgin Islands: St. John, Fish Bay, Saint John, Leeward Islands, St. John, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Lesser Antilles, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 2
  • Holotype: Herald, E. S. 1969. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Science. No. 73.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Syngnathus dawsoni

Syngnathus dawsoni, is a species of the pipefishes. Widespread in the Western and Central Atlantic near the US Virgin Islands. Marine tropical demersal fish.

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