Microphis pleurostictus

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Microphis pleurostictus
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M. pleurostictus
Binomial name
Microphis pleurostictus
Peters 1868 [1]

Microphis pleurostictus is a species of freshwater pipefish belonging to the family Sygnathidae.[1] It can be found only in Batu (Bato) Lake and Yassot Creek located in Luzon, Philippines.[2][3] The species is ovoviviparous, where males brood eggs and give birth to live young.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rachinski, T. & Pollom, R. 2016. Microphis pleurostictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T65403327A67624848. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T65403327A67624848.en. Downloaded on 09 January 2019. Download
  2. ^ Herre, A.W.C.T. 1953. Check list of Philippine fishes. Research Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S Department of the Interior, USA.
  3. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. 1985. Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA.

External links[edit]

M. pleurostictus at Fishbase