Phoxocampus tetrophthalmus

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Trunk-barred pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Phoxocampus
P. tetrophthalmus
Binomial name
Phoxocampus tetrophthalmus
Bleeker 1858[1]

Phoxocampus tetrophthalmus, also known as the trunk-barred pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae[1]. This species can be found in reefs and tide pools of the Indo-Pacific specifically Indonesia, the Philippines, and Guam.[2][3] They have also been observed in the Andaman, Cocos-Keeling, and Ryukyu islands.[4][5] Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans[6] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth.[2]


  1. ^ a b Aylesworth, L.; Pollom, R. "Phoxocampus tetrophthalmus". IUCN Red List.
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  3. ^ Allen, G.R.; Erdmann, M.V. (2012). Reef Fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Tropical Reef Research.
  4. ^ Masuda, H.; Amaoka, K.; Araga, C.; Uyeno, T.; Yoshino, T. (1984). The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokyo, Japan: Tokai University Press.
  5. ^ Rajan, P.T.; Sreeraj, C.R.; Immanuel, T. (2013). "Fishes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A checklist". Journal of the Andaman Science Association. 18 (1): 47–87.
  6. ^ 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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