Bhanotia nuda

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Naked pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bhanotia
B. nuda
Binomial name
Bhanotia nuda
Dawson, 1978

Bhanotia nuda (naked pipefish) is a marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the western central Pacific, near Palau and southeastern Papua New Guinea.[1] It inhabits shallow (0–2 metres (0.0–6.6 ft)) reef habitats, mangrove forests, coral reefs, and silty waters (metamorphosed individuals found in deeper tide pools – up to 14 metres (46 ft)), where it can grow to lengths of 7 centimetres (2.8 in). This species is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying eggs in brood pouches until they are ready to hatch.[2]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2016). "Bhanotia nuda". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T154938A67618804. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T154938A67618804.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bhanotia nuda" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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