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Biology

Inhabits rubble patches of shallow sheltered reefs (Ref. 37816). Found to a depth of 12 m. 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 Central Pacific: Celebes and Philippines to Palau, the Solomon Islands, and Australia.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 2225
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Size

Maximum size: 103 mm SL
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Max. size

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

Has a color pattern very similar to C. schultzi.
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Type Information

Paratype for Corythoichthys ocellatus
Catalog Number: USNM 152018
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Chapman
Year Collected: 1944
Locality: Solomons: Florida Island; Coral along shore of upper Purvis Bay, Florida Islands, Solomon Islands, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range ? - 12 m (Ref. 5316)
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Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 8 - 30
  Temperature range (°C): 27.551 - 29.266
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.051 - 0.126
  Salinity (PPS): 34.171 - 34.813
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.549 - 4.633
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.211
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.884 - 1.596

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 8 - 30

Temperature range (°C): 27.551 - 29.266

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.051 - 0.126

Salinity (PPS): 34.171 - 34.813

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.549 - 4.633

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.211

Silicate (umol/l): 0.884 - 1.596
 
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Depth: 0 - 12m.
Recorded at 12 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Found to a depth of 12 m.
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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

Ocellated pipefish

Corythoichthys ocellatus, the ocellated pipefish or orange-spotted pipefish, is a marine pipefish found in the western Pacific Ocean.[1] Belonging to the family Syngnathidae, it grows up to 10 cm long, and is found in the first 12 m of the warm tropical seas off the coast of Australia. Ovoviviparous, the male carries the eggs in a brood pouch found under the tail.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Corythoichthys ocellatus" in FishBase. August 2008 version.
  2. ^ Gerald Allen, Roger Steene, Paul Humann & Ned Deloach Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific, (New World Publications Inc, Jacksonville, Florida, USA 2003) ISBN 1-878348-36-1


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