Nannocampus weberi

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Reef-flat pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Nannocampus
Species:
N. weberi
Binomial name
Nannocampus weberi
Duncker 1915[1]

Nannocampus weberi, also known as the reef-flat pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1]. They can be found inhabiting reefs in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia particularly the islands of Sumba and Bali[2][3][4]. Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as copepods[5]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth[3][6].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. "Nannocampus weberi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  2. ^ Dawson, C.E. (1979). "The Indo-Pacific pipefish genera Notiocampus Gen. Nov. and Nannocampus Gunther". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 92 (3): 482–493.
  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. ^ Kuiter, R.H. (2000). Seahorses, Pipefishes and Their Relatives: A Comprehensive Guide to Syngnathiformes. Chorleywood, England: TMC Publishing.
  5. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes, G.A. (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology. 72: 415–427.
  6. ^ Breder, C.M.; Rosen, D.E. (1966). Modes of reproduction in fishes. Neptune City, New Jersey: T.F.H. Publications.

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