Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found clinging to attached Sargassum sp. On a sheltered coral reef. Probably not exceeding about 5 cm TL. Males may be mature at 3.35 cm TL. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Males with brood pouch; females with ovipositor (Ref. 205).
  • 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

Western Australia, Australia: Monte Bello Islands.
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Eastern Indian Ocean: known only off Alpha Island, Monte Bello Islands, Western Australia.
  • 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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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 9 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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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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