Pseudophallus starksii

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Yellowbelly pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Pseudophallus
P. starksii
Binomial name
Pseudophallus starksii
Jordan & Culver 1895[1]

Pseudophallus starksii, also known as the yellowbelly pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1]. They can be found in freshwater streams, rivers, and estuaries ranging from the west coast of Baja California to Ecuador [2]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth[2].


  1. ^ a b Aylesworth, L.; Pollom, R. "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

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