Corythoichthys ocellatus

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Corythoichthys ocellatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Corythoichthys
C. ocellatus
Binomial name
Corythoichthys ocellatus
Herald, 1953

Corythoichthys ocellatus, the ocellated pipefish or orange-spotted pipefish, is a marine pipefish found in the western Pacific Ocean.[2] Belonging to the family Syngnathidae, it grows up to 10 cm long, and is found in the first 12 m of the warm tropical seas off the coast of Australia. Ovoviviparous, the male carries the eggs in a brood pouch found under the tail.[3]


  1. ^ Gillespie, K.; Pollom, R. (2016). "Corythoichthys ocellatus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365054A115415754. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65365054A67619410.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Corythoichthys ocellatus" in FishBase. August 2008 version.
  3. ^ Gerald Allen, Roger Steene, Paul Humann & Ned Deloach Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific, (New World Publications Inc, Jacksonville, Florida, USA 2003) ISBN 1-878348-36-1

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