Bulbonaricus davaoensis

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Davao pughead pipefish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Bulbonaricus
B. davaoensis
Binomial name
Bulbonaricus davaoensis
Herald, 1953
  • Ichthyocampus davaoensis Herald, 1953

Bulbanaricus davaoensis (Davao pughead pipefish) is a marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean (coast of Kenya), the western Pacific Ocean from the Philippines to Fiji, and from Japan to the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia.[1] Planktonic juveniles are found in the upper 200m of 610-7120m deep waters. The adult stage of this species is found among coral reefs to depths of 8m, and can grow to lengths of 4.3 cm.[2] It is ovoviviparous, with the males carrying eggs in brood pouches until they are ready to hatch.[2] It is a small secretive species which prefers to live among the galaxy coral Galaxea fascicularis.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Austin, D. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Bulbonaricus davaoensis (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65363869A115411185. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65363869A67618988.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Bulbanaricus davaoensis" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Dianne J. Bray & Vanessa J. Thompson. "Davao Pughead Pipefish, Bulbonaricus davaoensis (Herald 1953)". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 23 May 2018.

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