Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 3 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 8 - 21
  Temperature range (°C): 27.250 - 28.867
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.119 - 0.373
  Salinity (PPS): 34.449 - 34.925
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.613 - 4.663
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.171 - 0.223
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.999 - 3.061

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 8 - 21

Temperature range (°C): 27.250 - 28.867

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.119 - 0.373

Salinity (PPS): 34.449 - 34.925

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.613 - 4.663

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.171 - 0.223

Silicate (umol/l): 1.999 - 3.061
 
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Minyichthys

Minyichthys is a circumtropical genus of pipefishes consisting of species from the Indo-Pacific and eastern and western Atlantic regions. The genus is characterized as having a maximum standard length of about 60 mm, with two or three anal fin rays. Minyichthys species can be differentiated from members of the closely related genus Micrognathus by their higher frequency of total subdorsal rings (seven to 11 as opposed to three to seven).[1]

Like many other pipefishes, male members of this genus carry their young in a brood pouch underneath the tail. These small, secretive fishes live in shallow algae or reef habitats, and in tidal pools and sheltered reef flats. Some species are known to venture into deeper waters.[2]

Species[edit]

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dawson, C. E. 1982. Descriptions of Cosmocampus retropinnis sp. n., Minyichthys sentus sp. n. and Ampheliktrus sp. (Pisces, Syngnathidae) from the Eastern Atlantic region. Zoologica scripta 11(2):135-140.
  2. ^ Kuiter, R. H. 2000. Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives: A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes. TMC Publishing, Chorleywood, UK.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Minyichthys in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  4. ^ Dawson, C. E. 1983. Western Atlantic occurrence of the genus Minyichthys (Pisces: Syngnathidae), with description of M. inusitatus n. sp. Copeia 1983(3):774-776.
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