Dunckerocampus

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Dunckerocampus
Syngnathidae - Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus.jpg
Ringed Pipefish (D. dactyliophorus)
Banded Pipefish - Doryrhamphus pessuliferus.jpg
Yellow-banded Pipefish (D. pessuliferus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Dunckerocampus
Whitley, 1933

Dunckerocampus is a genus of pipefishes one of two genera known as the flagtail pipefishes. This genus is native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans where they are usually found in reef environments. These species are elongated and have a maximum length between 10 and 20 centimetres (3.9 and 7.9 in), with D. chapmani being the only species with a maximum length below 15 centimetres (5.9 in). Their tail is red with a whitish edge, and in some species there is a white or yellow spot in the center. All except D. baldwini have vertical red/brown and yellow/white stripes on their body.

Broad-banded Pipefish (D. boylei)

Species[edit]

There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Dunckerocampus in FishBase. October 2012 version.