Doryichthys contiguus

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Pygmy pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Doryichthys
D. contiguus
Binomial name
Doryichthys contiguus
Kottelat, 2000

Doryichthys contiguus (pygmy pipefish) is a species of freshwater fish of the family Syngnathidae.[1] It is found in the lower Mekong basin in Lao PDR, Thailand, and Cambodia. It lives among grasses, roots, or shore vegetation in slow moving river stretches, where it can grow to lengths of 11 centimetres (4.3 in).[1] This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs before giving birth to live young. Its body is a dark brown.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R. 2017. Doryichthys contiguus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T180839A67620049. Downloaded on 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82

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