Bulbonaricus brauni

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Braun's pughead pipefish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bulbonaricus
B. brauni
Binomial name
Bulbonaricus brauni
Dawson & Allen, 1978
  • Enchelyocampus brauni Dawson & Allen, 1978

Bulbonaricus brauni (Braun's pughead pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae.[1] It is found in the Eastern Indian Ocean, from Indonesia to Western Australia, and off the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.[1] It lives among coral reefs at depths of 1-10m, and can grow to lengths of 5.5 cm.[2] This species is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until they hatch.[2] The specific name honours "the collector" Mr J. Braun who brought the living holotype to the Western Australia Museum.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Austin, D. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Bulbonaricus brauni (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65363711A115410476. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65363711A67618978.en.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bulbonaricus brauni" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Dawson, C. E. & G. R. Allen (1978). "Synopsis of the 'finless' pipefish genera (Penetopteryx, Apterygocampus and Enchelyocampus, gen. nov.)". Records of the Western Australian Museum. 6 (4): 391–411.

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