Doryichthys martensii

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Longsnouted pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Doryichthys
D. martensii
Binomial name
Doryichthys martensii
Peters, 1868
  • Doryichthys brachyrhynchops Fowler, 1934
  • Microphis ignoratus Vaillant, 1902
  • Syngnathus martensii Peters, 1868

Doryichthys martensii (longsnouted pipefish) is a species of freshwater, benthopelagic, fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, and Thailand.[1] It lives in rivers and streams, where it is reported to feed on mosquito larvae and grow to a max length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in).[2] This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young. Males may brood at 10.4 centimetres (4.1 in).[2]


  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R. & Chakrabarty, P. 2018. Doryichthys martensii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T180652A130067855. Downloaded on 10 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b 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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