Hippichthys albomaculosus

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Hippichthys albomaculosus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippichthys
Species:
H. albomaculosus
Binomial name
Hippichthys albomaculosus
Jenkins & Mailautoka, 2010

Hippichthys albomaculosus is a species of freshwater pipefish of the family Syngnathidae. It has been found in fresh and brackish waters on Vanua Levu Island, in Fiji, adjacent to mangroves.[2] Little is known about the feeding habits of this species, but it is likely to feed 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 Vaidyanathan, T. & Pollom, R. (2017). "Hippichthys albomaculosus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T196440A2457692. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T196440A2457692.en.
  2. ^ Jenkins, A.P. & K. Mailautoka (2010). "Hippichthys albomaculosus, a new species of freshwater pipefish (Pisces: Syngnathidae) from Fiji". Aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 16 (3): 111–116.

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