Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Sexually mature at 8.2 cm SL (Ref. 5316). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (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 Indian Ocean: Amirante and Comoros islands. Also reported from the Maldives (Ref. 11303).
  • 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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Western Indian Ocean including Maldives.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 100 mm SL
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Max. size

10.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (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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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 20 - 43 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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Depth range based on 10 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 9.5 - 68.6

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Depth range (m): 9.5 - 68.6
 
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Depth: 20 - 43m.
From 20 to 43 meters.

Habitat: demersal. Sexually mature at 8.2 cm SL (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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