Anarchopterus tectus

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Anarchopterus tectus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Anarchopterus
A. tectus
Binomial name
Anarchopterus tectus
(Dawson, 1978)

Micrognathus tectus Dawson, 1978

Anarchopterus tectus, also known as the insular pipefish, is a marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the western Atlantic Ocean, from Florida to the Bahamas and Argentina, and off the coast of South America to Bahia, Brazil.[1] It inhabits turtle grass beds and rocky algae reefs, at depths of 10-25m, where it can grow to lengths of 12.5 cm. This species is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying eggs in their brood pouch before giving birth to live young.[2]


  1. ^ a b Williams, J.T.; Brenner, J. & Pollom, R. (2015). "Anarchopterus tectus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T46107890A46959076. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T46107890A46959076.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Anarchopterus tectus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.