Hypselognathus horridus

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Prickly pipefish
Scientific classification
H. horridus
Binomial name
Hypselognathus horridus
Dawson & Glover 1982[2]

Hypselognathus horridus, known commonly as the prickly pipefish or shaggy pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Sygnathidae [1] This species lives on the continental shelf in depths ranging from 40 to 55 m (131 to 180 ft). It is endemic to the Great Australian Bight, located in South Australia.[2][3] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs and give birth to live young [4][3]


  1. ^ a b Vaidyanathan, T. & Pollom, R. (2017). "Hypselognathus horridus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T65368756A67624451 (inactive 2019-08-20).CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C. E., and Glover, C. J. M. (1982). "Hypselognathus horridus, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from South Australia". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 95 (2): 403–407.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA.
  4. ^ Breder, C.M. and Rosen, D.E. (1966). Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)

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