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Biology

Found in eelgrass beds and in drifting algae, and off rocky shores (Ref. 2850). Some specimens have been captured by dipnet under a light at night (Ref. 2850). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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Distribution

Eastern Pacific: Redondo Beach in southern California, USA to central Baja California, Mexico.
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Eastern Pacific: California, U.S.A. to Baja California, Mexico.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 250 mm TL
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Max. size

25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 11 m (Ref. 2850)
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Depth: 0 - 11m.
Recorded at 11 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Found in eelgrass beds and in drifting algae, and off rocky shores. Some specimens have been captured by dipnet under a light at night.
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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

Chocolate pipefish

Chocolate pipefish, Syngnathus euchrous, is a species of the pipefishes. Widespread in the Eastern Pacific from Redondo Beach in southern California, USA, to central Baja California, Mexico. Marine subtropical demersal fish, up to 25 cm length.

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