High-body pipefish

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High-body pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Leptonotus
L. elevatus
Binomial name
Leptonotus elevatus
(F. W. Hutton, 1872)

Doryichthys elevatus Hutton, 1872

The high-body pipefish (Leptonotus elevatus) is a pipefish in the family Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefishes).[3] These demersal fish are widespread in New Zealand and the Auckland Islands.[2] It can be found in the vicinity of piers and wharves down to offshore depths of 62–120 metres (203–394 ft). They have been recorded from substrates consisting of bryozoan and coarse shell. The juveniles have been collected in surface plankton tows. They are ovoviviparous and the male bears the eggs in a brood pouch which is on the ventral side of the tail. Gravid males have been recorded from standard lengths of 9.95 centimetres (3.92 in).[2]


  1. ^ Qian, Y. & Pollom, R. (2016). "Leptonotus elevatus (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T65369844A115425903. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T65369844A67620579.en.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Leptonotus elevatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Kuiter, Rudie H. 2000. Seahorses, pipefishes, and the relatives. Chorleywood, UK: TMC Publishing. 240 p.