Maroubra yasudai

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Orange pipefish
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Maroubra yasudai
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Maroubra
M. yasudai
Binomial name
Maroubra yasudai
Dawson 1983[1]

Maroubra yasudai, also known as the orange pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] This species can be found in the Izu Oceanic Park along the coast of Honshu Island, Japan.[2][3] They often inhabit rocky crevices and caves at depths ranging from 28 to 30 meters.[2] Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as copepods.[4] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth[3].


  1. ^ a b c Fujii, I.; Pollom, R. (2016). "Maroubra yasudai".
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1983). "Maroubra yasudai, a new species of pipefish (Syngnathidae) from Honshu Island, Japan". Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory. 28 (5–6): 397–401.
  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. ^ 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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