Cosmocampus darrosanus

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D’Arros pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Cosmocampus
C. darrosanus
Binomial name
Cosmocampus darrosanus
Dawson & Randall, 1975
  • Syngnathus darrosanus Dawson & Randall, 1975
  • Syngnathus lumbricoides Maugé, 1981

Cosmocampus darrosanus (D’Arros pipefish or whiteface pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the Western Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Guam, and the Great Barrier Reef (Australia).[1] It lives in tidepools and coral reefs to depths of 3 metres (9.8 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 7.4 centimetres (2.9 in). This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs before giving birth to live young.[2] The specific name is taken from the type locality of D'Arros Island in the Amirante Islands.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R.; Raffan, O. (2016). "Cosmocampus darrosanus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365759A115418477. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65365759A67619881.en.
  2. ^ Myers, R.F. (1991). Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. p. 298.
  3. ^ Dianne J. Bray; Vanessa.J. Thompson. "Cosmocampus darrosanus". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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