Corythoichthys insularis

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Corythoichthys insularis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Corythoichthys
C. insularis
Binomial name
Corythoichthys insularis
Dawson, 1977

Corythoichthys insularis is a species of marine fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean, from the Amirante and Comoros islands to the Maldives.[1] It inhabits coral and rocky reefs at depths of 20 to 45 metres (66 to 148 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 10 centimetres (3.9 in). This species is ovoviviparous, with sexual maturity being reached at 8.2 centimetres (3.2 in).[2] The male carries the fertilised eggs in a brood pouch located under his tail.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gillespie, K. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Corythoichthys insularis (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65364895A115414372. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65364895A67619395.en.
  2. ^ Dawson, C.E., 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Corythoichthys insularis" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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