Leptoichthys fistularius

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Leptoichthys fistularius
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Subfamily: Syngnathinae
Genus: Leptoichthys
L. fistularius
Binomial name
Leptoichthys fistularius

Leptoichthys castelnaui Macleay, 1881

Leptoichthys fistularius, the brush-tailed pipefish, is a species of pipefish, family Syngnathidae found in shallow to intermediate depths off the coast of southern Australia, usually in seagrass beds.[4] This species is the largest known species of pipefish, growing to a maximum of 63 cm (25 in) in length. Like other pipefishes, the male carries the fertilized eggs in a pouch under his tail until they hatch. The genus name comes from the Greek leptos meaning "thin" and ichthys meaning "fish", the specific name refers to the resemblance of the head of this species to that of the fluteheads or cornetfishes of the family Fistulariidae.[5]


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  2. ^ Kuiter, Rudie H. 2000. Seahorses, pipefishes, and the relatives. Chorleywood, UK: TMC Publishing. 240 p.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. (ed.). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Leptoichthys fistularius" in FishBase. October 2012 version.
  5. ^ Thompson, Vanessa J. & Dianne J. Bray. "Leptoichthys fistularius". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 4 Jun 2018.