Doryichthys heterosoma

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Doryichthys heterosoma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Doryichthys
D. heterosoma
Binomial name
Doryichthys heterosoma
Bleeker, 1851
  • Microphis heterosoma Bleeker, 1851
  • Syngnathus heterosoma Bleeker, 1851

Doryichthys heterosoma is species of freshwater fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is only known from four specimens, which were collected from the Sambas River in West Kalimantan and the Natuna Islands in 1851.[1] It is thought to be endemic to these locations, feeding on small crustaceans and insect larvae, where it can attain a maximum length of at least 35 centimetres (14 in).[2] This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Cameron, C. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Doryichthys heterosoma". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65365983A67620260. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65365983A67620260.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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