Dunckerocampus chapmani

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Glowtail pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Dunckerocampus
D. chapmani
Binomial name
Dunckerocampus chapmani
Herald, 1953
  • Dunckerocampus caulleryi subsp. chapmani Herald, 1953

Dunckerocampus chapmani (glowtail pipefish, or New Caledonian pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to New Caledonia, where it inhabits shallow lagoons to depths of 0–8 metres (0–26 ft) (although more commonly found at 0–3 metres (0.0–9.8 ft)).[1] It has only been recorded in the vicinity of the city of Noumea.[2] It can grow to lengths of 8.5 centimetres (3.3 in).[3] It is expected to feed on small parasitic crustaceans that grow on other fishes, similar to most other members of its genus. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young. The eggs of D. chapmani are particularly large, meaning that only 30 per brood are produced, which is quite low for a pipefish. Males may brood at 8 centimetres (3.1 in).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Pollom, R. (2016). "Dunckerocampus chapmani (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65366458A115421029. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65366458A67624135.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Dunckerocampus chapmani" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ 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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