Lissocampus runa

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Javelin pipefish
Lissocampus runa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Lissocampus
L. runa
Binomial name
Lissocampus runa
Whitley 1931[1]

Lissocampus runa, also known as the javelin pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1]. This species can be found in algae beds, rocky reefs, tidepools, and estuaries along the coast of southern Australia from Broken Head Nature Reserve in New South Wales to Rottnest Island, Western Australia[2][3][4]. Their diet is thought to consist of small crustaceans such as copepods [5].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 runa".
  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. ^ Kuiter, R.H. (2000). "Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives: A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes". Chorleywood, England: TMC Publishing.
  4. ^ "Australian Museum provider for OZCAM, 2015-09-27". Australian Museum. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  5. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 72: 415–427.

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