Bryx randalli

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Ocellated pipefish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bryx
Species:
B. randalli
Binomial name
Bryx randalli
Herald, 1965
Synonyms[1]
  • Syngnathus randalli Herald, 1965

Bryx randalli, the ocellated pipefish, is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae.[1] It is found in the western Atlantic in the Caribbean Sea, where it inhabits the shallow subtidal zone to depths of 30m. It feeds on benthic invertebrates such as crabs and molluscs, and is less than 10 cm long.[1] This species is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying the eggs in their brood pouch until they hatch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Williams, J.T.; Brenner, J. & Pollom, R. (2015). "Bryx randalli". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T47150210A47461881. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bryx randalli" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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