Corythoichthys nigripectus

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Corythoichthys nigripectus
Blackbreasted Pipefish carrying eggs.jpg
Male carrying eggs
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Corythoichthys
C. nigripectus
Binomial name
Corythoichthys nigripectus
Herald, 1953

Corythoichthys nigripectus (black-breasted pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea, Indonesia and the Philippines to the Society Islands, Guam and New Caledonia.[1] It inhabits coral reefs and algae patches at depths of 5–30 metres (16–98 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 11 centimetres (4.3 in).[2] This species is both monogamous and ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young.[3]


  1. ^ a b Gillespie, K. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Corythoichthys nigripectus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365012A115415262. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65365012A67619405.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Corythoichthys nigripectus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. p. 298