Lissocampus filum

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Shortsnout pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Lissocampus
L. filum
Binomial name
Lissocampus filum
Günther 1870[1]

Lissocampus filum, also known as the shortsnout pipefish, is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] This species can be found in tidepools, algae beds, and estuaries in the coastal region surrounding New Zealand and the Chatham Islands.[2][3][4][5] Its diet is thought to consist of small crustaceans such as copepods.[6] The yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) has been recorded as a predator of Lissocampus filum.[7] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Qian, Y.; Pollom, R. (2016). "Lissocampus filum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65370218A67624155.en.
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1985). "Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas)". The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA.
  3. ^ Wilson, T.J.; Roberts, C.D. (1996). "Recolonisation and recruitment of fishes to intertidal rockpools at Wellington, New Zealand". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 47: 329–343.
  4. ^ Kuiter, R.H. (2000). "Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives: A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes". Chorleywood, England: TMC Publishing.
  5. ^ Kelly, S. (2008). Environmental Condition and Values of Mangere Inlet, Whau Estuary and Tamaki Estuary. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Regional Council.
  6. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 72: 415–427.
  7. ^ Moore, P.J.; Wakelin, M.D. (1997). "Diet of the yellow-eyed penguin Megadyptes antipodes, South Island, New Zealand, 1991-1993". Marine Ornithology. 25: 17–29.

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