Cosmocampus profundus

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Deepwater pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Cosmocampus
Species:
C. profundus
Binomial name
Cosmocampus profundus
Herald, 1965
Synonyms[1]
  • Corythoichthys profundus Herald, 1965

Cosmocampus profundus (deepwater pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found near the southeastern US, the Virgin Islands, and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.[1] The few specimens of this species that have been collected were found over sand and coral at depths of 100-265m. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs before giving birth to live young.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R. (2016). "Cosmocampus profundus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365975A115419097. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65365975A67619435.en.
  2. ^ Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. p.354

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