Bulbonaricus brucei

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Bulbonaricus brucei
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bulbonaricus
B. brucei
Binomial name
Bulbonaricus brucei
Dawson, 1984

Bulbonaricus brucei is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae.[1] It is known only for individuals found in the western Indian Ocean, at Pangani, Maziwi Island, and Tanzania.[1] Although little is known of this species, the known specimens were collected near coral at depths of 1m, and were a maximum length of 4.5 cm.[2] It is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in brood pouches until they hatch.[2] The specific name honours the British carcinologist Dr. Alexander (Sandy) James Bruce (born 1929).[3]


  1. ^ a b c Austin, D. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Bulbonaricus brucei (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65363860A115410867. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65363860A67618983.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bulbonaricus brucei" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ "Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. B". Hans G. Hansson. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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