Maroubra perserrata

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sawtooth pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Maroubra
M. perserrata
Binomial name
Maroubra perserrata
Whitley 1948[1]

Maroubra perserrata, also known as the sawtooth pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] This species can be found at depths up to 20 meters along the coast of Australia from southern Queensland to southern Western Australia.[2][3] While they can live in many different habitats, they are often found inhabiting openings in reefs and rocks that contain algae and invertebrates, which they likely rely on for camouflage.[4][5] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs for roughly 22 days before giving live birth.[3] Maroubra perserrata is considered more mobile than many pipefish species due to its prehensile tail and reduced caudal fin.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Fujii, I.; Pollom, R. (2016). "Maroubra perserrata".
  2. ^ Paxton, J.R. (1975). "Heraldia nocturna, a new genus and species of pipefish (family Syngnathidae) from eastern Australia with comments on Maroubra perserrata Whitley". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 40 (15): 439–447.
  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. ^ Purcell, S.W.; Dalton, S.J.; Smith, S.D.A. (2010). Critical Habitats of Selected Threatened Marine Species in Northern NSW. Southern Cross University: National Marine Science Centre.
  6. ^ Howard, R.K.; Koehn, J.D. (1985). "Population dynamics and feeding ecology of pipefish (Syngnathidae) associated with eelgrass beds of Western Port, Victoria". Marine and Freshwater Research. 36 (3): 361–370.

External links[edit]