Campichthys tryoni

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Tryon's pipefish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Campichthys
Species:
C. tryoni
Binomial name
Campichthys tryoni
(Ogilby, 1890)
Synonyms[1]
  • Ichthyocampus tryoni Ogilby, 1890

Campichthys tryoni (Tryon's pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae.[2] Little is known of this species, but the specimens that have been collected were found on the Queensland coast off of northeastern Australia.[1] It is a rare mainly tan coloured pipefish with brownish markings, it has a white blotch over the eyes, a pale patch above the operculum and it has small white dots along its back and tail. The males frequently show irregular dark barring along their ventral surface.[3] This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until giving birth to live young.[2] The largest known specimen is 7.2 centimetres (2.8 in) long, while males may brood at roughly 6–6 centimetres (2.4–2.4 in).[1] The species was described by James Douglas Ogilby in 1890 from a specimen collected in Moreton Bay, Queensland in 1886 and the specific name honours his friend, Mr Henry Tyron, with whom he enjoyed a collecting trip in Moreton Bay.[4] It is a listed Marine species in Australia under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Austin, D. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Campichthys tryoni (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65364201A115412457. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65364201A67619008.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Campichthys tyroni" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ a b Thompson, V.J. & Bray, D.J. (2017). "Tryon's Pipefish, Campichthys tryoni (Ogilby 1890)". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ D.J. Ogilby (1890). "Descriptions of two new species of Australian Lophobranchiate fishes". Records of the Australian Museum. 1 (3): 55–56. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1890.1225.

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