Halicampus edmondsoni

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Edmondson's pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Halicampus
H. edmondsoni
Binomial name
Halicampus edmondsoni
  • Ichthyocampus edmondsoni Pietschmann, 1928

Edmondson's pipefish (Halicampus edmondsoni) is a species of marine fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to coastal waters of the Hawaiian Islands, from Oahu to Maui, where it inhabits shallow reefs, beaches and tidepools to depths of 33 metres (108 ft). Although this species' feeding habits are unknown, it is expected to feed on small crustaceans similar to other pipefishes.[1] This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch before giving birth to live young. Males may brood at 9.4 centimetres (3.7 in).[3]


  1. ^ a b Kuo, T. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Halicampus edmondsoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65367581A67624497. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65367581A67624497.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Halicampus edmondsoni" 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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