Corythoichthys polynotatus

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

Corythoichthys amplexus, known commonly as the many-spotted pipefish or yellow-spotted pipefish , is a species of marine fish in the family Syngnathidae.[2]

The many-spotted pipefish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific region, from Indonesia to the Philippines. It occurs mainly in shallow rubble lagoons among algae and seagrasses, it is frequently recorded in the intertidal zone, and is normally found in only a few metres depth. Like other pipefish this species is ovoviviparous and the male bears the fertilised eggs in a brood pouch located under his tail [3]

The many-spotted pipefish is a small fish and can reach a maximum total length of 16 centimetres (6.3 in) length.[3]


  1. ^ Gillespie, K.; Pollom, R. (2016). "Corythoichthys polynotatus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365107A115417187. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65365107A67619420.en.
  2. ^ "Corythoichthys polynotatus Common names Yellow-spotted Pipefish". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Corythoichthys polynotatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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