Doryrhamphus bicarinatus

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Doryrhamphus bicarinatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Doryrhamphus
D. bicarinatus
Binomial name
Doryrhamphus bicarinatus
Dawson, 1981[2]

Doryrhamphus bicarinatus, or the narrowstripe pipefish, is a species of flagtail pipefish from the genus Doryrhamphus that occurs in the Western Indian Ocean, Sodwana Bay, South Africa north to Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, as well as the Maldives.[2][1] It was named by C.E. Dawson in 1981.[2] The fish's maximum length is approximately 8 cm.[2] Males carry eggs in a brood pouch under the tail.[2]


  1. ^ a b Clay-Smith, S. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Doryrhamphus bicarinatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65366061A67621664. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65366061A67621664.en.
  2. ^ a b c d e Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Doryrhamphus bicarinatus" in FishBase. November 2014 version.