Cosmocampus banneri

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Roughridge pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Cosmocampus
C. banneri
Binomial name
Cosmocampus banneri
Herald & Randall, 1972
  • Syngnathus banneri Herald & Randall, 1972

Cosmocampus banneri (roughridge pipefish, or Banner's pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found from the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean to Fiji, the Marshall Islands, and the Ryukyu Islands.[1] It lives in coral reefs at depths of 2-30m, where it can grow to lengths of 5.8 cm. Although little is known about the feeding habits of C. banneri, it is expected to feed on small crustaceans similar to other pipefish.[1] This species is ovoviviparous,[2] with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until giving birth to live young.[3] The specific name honours Albert Henry Banner (1914-1985), an American carcinologist who was an expert in alpheid shrimps.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Pollom, R. & Zhang, X. (2016). "Cosmocampus banneri (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365681A115417881. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65365681A67619876.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Cosmocampus banneri" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. p.298
  4. ^ "Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. B". Hans G. Hansson. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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