Overview

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Biology

Mainly found in shallow rubble lagoons with algae and seagrasses. Often intertidal, and usually in only a few meters depth (Ref. 48635). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: known only from Palau and the Philippines. Recorded from Indonesia (Ref. 47567).
  • Dawson, C.E. 1985 Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. (Ref. 5316)
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Western Pacific to southern Indonesia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23 - 29; Analsoft rays: 4
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Size

Maximum size: 136 mm SL
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Max. size

16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
  • Kuiter, R.H. and T. Tonozuka 2001 Pictorial guide to Indonesian reef fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Zoonetics, Australia. 302 p. (Ref. 48635)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Characterized by generally yellowish color with fine reticulated pattern of black or greyish lines; trunk and tail with diffuse dark bars; white-edged pinkish to red caudal fin; 10 caudal rays; rings 16 - 17 + 32 - 36; discontinuous superior trunk and tail ridges; straight lateral trunk ridge, ends near anal ring; continuous inferior trunk and tail ridge; length of snout 2.0-2.2 in head length; head length 7.1-9.0 in SL (Ref 90102).
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Type Information

Paratype for Corythoichthys polynotatus Dawson
Catalog Number: USNM 154630
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): E. Clark
Year Collected: 1949
Locality: Carolines: Palau, Koror Mud Flats, Koror Island, Palau Islands, Palau, Caroline Islands, Pacific
  • Paratype: Dawson, C. E. 1977. Copeia. 1977 (2): 331.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.61 - 2.135
  Temperature range (°C): 28.954 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 0.099
  Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 34.131
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.525 - 4.525
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.113
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 1.579

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.61 - 2.135
 
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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

Corythoichthys polynotatus

Corythoichthys amplexus, known commonly as the Many-spotted pipefish or Yellow-spotted Pipefish , is a species of marine fish in the family Syngnathidae. [1]

The Many-spotted pipefish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region, from Indonesia to the Philippines. [2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eol.org/pages/212315/names/common_names
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=5964
  3. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=5964
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