Hypselognathus rostratus

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Knife-snouted pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hypselognathus
H. rostratus
Binomial name
Hypselognathus rostratus
Waite & Hale 1921[1]

Hypselognathus rostratus, also known as the knife-snouted pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae[1]. This species can be found in very shallow coastal waters of southeastern Australia. Their habitat consists of sandy substrates, seagrass beds, and estuaries[2][3]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth[4][5] .


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  2. ^ Brady, J. (2014). "Rare fish found in Tamar". The Examiner.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Gregory P; Wheatley, Melissa J (1998). "The influence of habitat structure on nearshore fish assemblages in a southern Australian embayment: Comparison of shallow seagrass, reef-algal and unvegetated sand habitats, with emphasis on their importance to recruitment". Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 221 (2): 147–172. doi:10.1016/s0022-0981(97)00121-4. ISSN 0022-0981.
  4. ^ Breder, C.M. and Rosen, D.E. 1966. Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey.
  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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