Minyichthys inusitatus

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West Atlantic pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Minyichthys
M. inusitatus
Binomial name
Minyichthys inusitatus
Dawson 1983[1]

Minyichthys inusitatus, also known as the West Atlantic pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1]. 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 [2]. Minyichthys inusitatus is thought to live primarily at depths of greater than 30-40 meters [2]. Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as copepods, amphipods, and mysid shrimps [3]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth[3]. This small species grows only to lengths of around 2.9 cm on average [4].


  1. ^ a b Williams, J.T.; Brenner, J.; Pollom, R. "Minyichthys inusitatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1983). "Western Atlantic Occurrence of the Genus Minyichthys (Pisces: Syngnathidae), with description of M. inusitatus n. sp". Copeia. 1983 (3): 774–776.
  3. ^ a b Herald, E.S.; Randall, J.E. (1972). "Five new Indo-Pacific pipefishes". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 39 (11): 121–140.
  4. ^ Fritzsche, R.A.; Vincent, A. (2002). Gasterosteiformes Syngnathidae.

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