Pseudophallus mindii

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Freshwater pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Pseudophallus
Species:
P. mindii
Binomial name
Pseudophallus mindii
Meek & Hildebrand 1923 [1]

Pseudophallus mindii, also known as the freshwater pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae[1]. They can be found in freshwater coastal rivers and mangrove estuaries ranging from Belize to Brazil [2]. Members of this species can grow to lengths of 16 cm and their diet likely consists of small crustaceans[2][3]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth [4][5].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. "Pseudophallus mindii". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1982). "Family Syngnathidae: The Pipefishes". Fishes of the western North Atlantic. 1 (8): 1–172.
  3. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes, G.A. (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 72: 415–427.
  4. ^ Breder, C.M.; Rosen, D.E. (1966). Modes of reproduction in fishes. Neptune City, New Jersey: T.F.H. Publications.
  5. ^ Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs.

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