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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).
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: known only from Palau and the Philippines. Recorded from Indonesia (Ref. 47567).
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Western Pacific to southern Indonesia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 2329
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Size

Maximum size: 136 mm SL
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Max. size

16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
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Diagnostic Description

Lacks black lines and primarily a yellow-spotted pattern dorsally. Caudal fin mainly pink (Ref. 48635).
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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
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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).
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Conservation

Threats

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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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