Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

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 Indian Ocean: Durban, South Africa (Ref. 11228), Delagoa Bay and Pinda in Mozambique. Records from Mozambique Islands and Zanzibar, Tanzania are uncertain.
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Western Indian Ocean.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17 - 21; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 4
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Size

Maximum size: 50 mm TL
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Max. size

5.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4281))
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Type Information

Paratype for Choeroichthys smithi Dawson
Catalog Number: USNM 214566
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Smith
Year Collected: 1951
Locality: E. Africa, Mozambique, Pinda, Mozambique, Africa
  • Paratype: Dawson, C. E. 1976. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 89 (3).
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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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