Cosmocampus retropinnis

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Back-finned pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Cosmocampus
Species:
C. retropinnis
Binomial name
Cosmocampus retropinnis
Dawson, 1982

Cosmocampus retropinnis (back-finned pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. The name retropinnis comes from the location of the species' dorsal fin as either caudal or posterior. The coloration of this organism is mostly brown and tan markings on its snout side, head’s dorsum, side of the trunk, and venter of the tail.[2] It is only known from a few juvenile specimens collected off southern Morocco and Gambia at depths to 79m.[1] Little is known about its feeding habits, but it is expected to feed on small crustaceans, similar to other pipefish. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs before giving birth to live young.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith-Vaniz, W.F. (2015). "Cosmocampus retropinnis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T21133184A44876715. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T21133184A44876715.en.
  2. ^ Dawson, Charles E. (1982). "DESCRIPTIONS OF COSMOCAMPUS-RETROPINNIS SP-N, MINYICHTHYS-SENTUS SP-N AND AMPHELIKTURUS SP (PISCES, SYNGNATHIDAE) FROM THE EASTERN ATLANTIC REGION". Zoologica Scripta. 11 (2): 135–140. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.1982.tb00526.x.
  3. ^ Dawson, C.E., 1990. Syngnathidae. p. 658-664. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2.

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