Minyichthys brachyrhinus

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Minyichthys brachyrhinus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Minyichthys
M. brachyrhinus
Binomial name
Minyichthys brachyrhinus
Herald 1953 [1]

Minyichthys brachyrhinus is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1].


They can be found in the coastal waters of Indonesia, Sumatra, the Philippines, Fiji, and Hawaii, though little is known about their preferred habitat in these areas[2][3].


Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as copepods, amphipods, and mysid shrimps [4].


Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth [3].


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R.; Zhang, X. "Minyichthys brachyrhinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ Fritzsche, R.A. (1975). "First Description of the Adult Male of Micrognathus brachyrhinus (Pisces, Syngnathidae)". Pacific Science. 29 (3): 267–268.
  3. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  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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