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Biology

Specimens taken at the surface with nightlight and dipnet. May also be found on shallow mudflats with sparse seagrasses. 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: Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 27.8 mm SL
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Max. size

3.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635))
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Diagnostic Description

Holotype from 'reef', a brooding male lacks dorsal and pectoral fins, while those fins present in its pouch-larvae. Planktonic specimens at similar size of adults have dorsal fin and pectoral fins. The female looks much like female Acentronura, but have a moderately large caudal fin. The pouch of the male holotype is sac-like, also similar to Acentronura (Ref. 48635).
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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

Apterygocampus epinnulatus

Apterygocampus epinnulatus is a species of pipefish native to the Pacific Ocean where it occurs around the countries of the Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. This species grows to a length of 3 centimetres (1.2 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus.

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