Lissocampus fatiloquus

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Prophet's pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Lissocampus
L. fatiloquus
Binomial name
Lissocampus fatiloquus
Whitley 1943[1]

Lissocampus fatiloquus, also known as prophet’s pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1]. The species has been noted in a variety of habitats including sargassum, seagrass beds and sandy substrates along the coast of Western Australia from Shark Bay to Rottnest Island [2][3][4][5]. Their diet is thought to consist of small crustaceans such as copepods [6]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth[3].


  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R.; Qian, Y. (2016). "Lissocampus fatiloquus".
  2. ^ Dawson, C.E. (1977). "Review of the Indo-Pacific pipefish genus Lissocampus (Syngnathidae)". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 89: 599–620.
  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. ^ Kuiter, R.H. (2000). "Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives: A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes". Chorleywood, England: TMC Publishing.
  5. ^ McClatchie, S.; Middleton, J.; Pattiaratchi, C.; Currie, D.; Kendrick, G. (2006). "The South-west Marine Region: Ecosystems and Key Species Groups". Department of the Environment and Water Resources.
  6. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes, G.A. (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 72: 415–427.

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