Dunckerocampus multiannulatus

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Many-banded pipefish
Doryrhamphus multiannulatus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Dunckerocampus
Species:
D. multiannulatus
Binomial name
Dunckerocampus multiannulatus
Regan, 1903
Synonyms[1]
  • Doryichthys multiannulatus Regan, 1903
  • Dunckerocampus bentuviae Fowler & Steinitz, 1956

Dunckerocampus multiannulatus (many-banded pipefish) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is widespread in the Indian Ocean, from the Red Sea and South Africa to the Andaman Islands and Sumatra, Indonesia.[1] It inhabits coral and rocky reefs to depths of 45 metres (148 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 18 centimetres (7.1 in).[2] It is an active cleaner, feeding on small crustaceans that grow on other fishes. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs and giving birth to live young. Males may brood at 13 centimetres (5.1 in).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pollom, R. (2016). "Dunckerocampus multiannulatus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65366672A115421307. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65366672A67620574.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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