Choeroichthys suillus

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Pigsnout pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Choeroichthys
C. suillus
Binomial name
Choeroichthys suillus
Whitley, 1951

Choeroichthys suillus (pigsnout pipefish or barred short-bodied pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to Australia, occurring from Perth, along northern Australia, to southern Queensland.[1] It lives in coral reefs to a depth of 14 metres (46 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 6 centimetres (2.4 in). This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young.[2] Within the reef it is found among coral rubble.[3]


  1. ^ a b Fiegenbaum, H. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Choeroichthys suillus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65364789A115413992. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65364789A67619063.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Choeroichthys suillus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Thompson, Vanessa J. & Dianne J. Bray. "Choeroichthys suillus". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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