Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 2003 Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206)
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Distribution

Western Atlantic.
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Western Central Atlantic: US Virgin Islands.
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 2003 Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206)
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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).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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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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