Festucalex prolixus

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Festucalex prolixus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Festucalex
F. prolixus
Binomial name
Festucalex prolixus
Dawson, 1984[2]

Festucalex prolixus is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found in the Western Central Pacific, from the Sulu-Celebes Sea and around west Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, including Cenderawasih Bay.[1] Known specimens come from trawls of 0–167 metres (0–548 ft), so it is thought to inhabit waters deeper than 40 metres (130 ft).[3] Very little is known about this species, but it is expected to be ovoviviparous and to feed on small crustaceans.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Manning, C. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Festucalex prolixus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65367318A67624743. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65367318A67624743.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Festucalex prolixus" 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