Bryx veleronis

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Offshore pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bryx
Species:
B. veleronis
Binomial name
Bryx veleronis
Herald, 1940
Synonyms[1]
  • Bryx clarionensis Fritzsche, 1980

Bryx veleronis (offshore pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae.[1] It is found in the Eastern Pacific, off the coasts of Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Malpelo Island (Colombia), and the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador).[1] There is very little known about this species, but it is thought to inhabit depth ranges of roughly 30-40m, grow to lengths of 6 cm, and consume small crustaceans.[1] It is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until they hatch.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Pollom, R. (2016). "Bryx veleronis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T154617A67622600. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bryx vereonis" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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