Choeroichthys cinctus

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Barred shortbody pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Choeroichthys
C. cinctus
Binomial name
Choeroichthys cinctus
Dawson, 1976

Choeroichthys cinctus (barred shortbody pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, from Indonesia and the Philippines to Samoa, where it usually inhabits sheltered reef habitats at depths over 10 metres (33 ft).[1] It can grow to lengths of 10 centimetres (3.9 in).[2] This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until giving birth to live young. Males may brood at 3 centimetres (1.2 in).[2]


  1. ^ a b Fiegenbaum, H. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Choeroichthys cinctus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65364515A115412792. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65364515A67619043.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Choeroichthys cinctus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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