Halicampus marquesensis

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Halicampus marquesensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Halicampus
Species:
H. marquesensis
Binomial name
Halicampus marquesensis
Dawson, 1984

Halicampus marquesensis is a species of fish of the family Syngnathidae. It is found primarily off of the coast of the Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia, although other unconfirmed specimens have been reported in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.[1] In inhabits sandy and rubble habitats from depths of 21–35 metres (69–115 ft), where it can grow to lengths of 7 centimetres (2.8 in).[2] It likely feeds on small crustaceans, similar to other pipefish. This species is ovoviviparous, with males carrying eggs in a brood pouch before giving birth to live young.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kuo, T. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Halicampus marquesensis (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65367655A115422916. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65367655A67624467.en.
  2. ^ Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. ISBN 978-0917235009.

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