Cosmocampus investigatoris

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Investigator pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Cosmocampus
Species:
C. investigatoris
Binomial name
Cosmocampus investigatoris
Hora, 1926
Synonyms[1]
  • Syngnathus investigatoris Hora, 1926

Cosmocampus investigatoris (investigator pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the Indo-West Pacific, from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Thailand.[1] It lives over sand, mud, and coral bottoms to depths of 15m, where it can grow to lengths of 9 cm. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch until giving birth to live young.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R. (2016). "Cosmocampus investigatoris". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T46102674A46665239. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T46102674A46665239.en.
  2. ^ Dawson, C.E., 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA

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