Histiogamphelus briggsii

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Brigg's pipefish
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H. briggsii
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Histiogamphelus briggsii
McCulloch 1914[1]

Histiogamphelus briggsii, also known as Brigg's pipefish, is a species of marine fish in the family Sygnathidae.[2] It can be found in the shallow waters (up to 30 m (98 ft) in depth) surrounding South Australia, New South Wales, and Northern Tasmania [3][4]. Its habitat can consist of reefs, seagrass beds, and sandy beach and estuarine environments [3][4] Individuals of this species can grow to lengths of 25 cm (9.8 in). They are an ovoviviparous species, in which males brood eggs and give birth to live young [5].

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  1. ^ Vaness J. Thompson & Dianne J. Bray. "Histiogamphelus briggsii". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 24 Jan 2019.
  2. ^ Pollom, R. (2016). "Histiogamphelus briggsii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65368238A67622405.en.
  3. ^ a b Dawson, C. E. (1984). Synopsis of Australian pipefishes usually referred to the syngnathine (tail-pouch) genera Syngnathus, Leptonotus and Histiogamphelus. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria. 45. pp. 71–123.
  4. ^ a b Kuiter, R.H. (2000). Seahorses, Pipefishes and their Relatives. A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes. TMC Publishing, Chorleywood, UK.
  5. ^ 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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