Bryx dunckeri

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Pugnose pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bryx
Species:
B. dunckeri
Binomial name
Bryx dunckeri
Metzelaar, 1919
Synonyms[2]

Syngnathus dunckeri Metzelaar, 1919

Bryx dunckeri (pugnose pipefish) is a species of pipefish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina to Florida and the Bahamas, in the Gulf of Mexico, and off South America to Macau, Brazil.[1] It inhabits shallow waters ({{convert|1-30|m|ft) above algae and rock, both in estuaries and seagrass beds. It primarily feeds on benthic invertebrates such as crabs and molluscs, and can grow to lengths of 10 centimetres (3.9 in). This species is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying eggs until they are ready to hatch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Williams, J.T.; Brenner, J. & Pollom, R. (2015). "Bryx dunckeri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T47150056A47461876. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bryx dunckeri" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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