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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs on rubble bottom of inshore waters (Ref. 75154). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Male may be brooding at 3.65 cm SL.
  • 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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Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.
  • Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen 2006 Fishes. In Beasley, O.L. and A. Wells (eds.) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35.2 Australia: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing, 1472 p. (Ref. 75154)
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Australia: South Australia and Western Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 54.5 mm SL
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Max. size

5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316))
  • 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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Type Information

Neotype for Campichthys galei
Catalog Number: USNM 216313
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): B. Collette
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: Point Pelam, 30 mi. S. of Perth, W. a., Western Australia, Australia, Indian
  • Neotype: Dawson, C. E. 1977. Bulletin of Marine Science. 27 (4): 645.; Duncker, G. 1909. Die Fauna sudwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. 233-25.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 18 m (Ref. 5316)
  • 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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Depth: 0 - 18m.
Recorded at 18 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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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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