|Lord Howe pipefish|
Cosmocampus howensis (Lord Howe pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the South Pacific from Jervis Bay (New South Wales, Australia) to Easter Island. It lives in lagoons and on rocky reefs, where it grows to lengths of 10–12 centimetres (3.9–4.7 in). It is expected to feed on small crustaceans, similar to other pipefishes. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs before giving birth to live young.
This species has a blotchy brown body, occasionally marked with dark speckles and pale bars.
- Pollom, R. (2016). "Cosmocampus howensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365838A67619891. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65365838A67619891.en.
- Dawson, C.E., 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA.
- Vanessa J. Thompson & Dianne J. Bray, Cosmocampus howensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Nov 2017, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3176
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