|West Atlantic pipefish|
Minyichthys inusitatus, also known as the West Atlantic pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae . They have been be found off the coast of Panama and Northern Argentina, though little is known about their full geographic range or preferred habitat in these areas . Minyichthys inusitatus is thought to live primarily at depths of greater than 30-40 meters . Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as copepods, amphipods, and mysid shrimps . Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth. This small species grows only to lengths of around 2.9 cm on average .
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- Minyichthys inusitatus at FishBase
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