Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 4
Specimens with Sequences: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 2
Histiogamphelus is a genus of pipefishes endemic to Australia where they are only found along the southern coast and Tasmania. They have a characteristic "crest" on the snout, distinguishing it from pipefish. Their brown-tan coloration mimics dead sea grass as their habitat is covered in Posidonia sea grass, and they hide among it similarly to the leafy sea dragon (Phycodurus eques). Like all syngnathids, the male broods the eggs in a brood pouch (in this genus located under the tail).
There are currently two recognized species in this genus:
- Histiogamphelus briggsii McCulloch, 1914 (Briggs' pipefish)
- Histiogamphelus cristatus (W. J. Macleay, 1881) (Macleay's crested pipefish)
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