Southern little pipehorse

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Southern little pipehorse
Idiotropiscis australe.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Idiotropiscis
I. australe
Binomial name
Idiotropiscis australe
(Waite & Hale, 1921)

Acentronura australe Waite & Hale, 1921

The southern little pipehorse (Idiotropiscis australe) is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are open seas, shallow seas, subtidal aquatic beds, and coral reefs.[2] It camouflages amongst species of red algae.[3] It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. (2016). "Acentronura australe (errata version published in 2017)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T61314A115204241. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T61314A67618649.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Idiotropiscis australe" in FishBase. May 2013 version.
  3. ^ Dianne J. Bray & Vanessa J. Thompson, 2011, Southern Pygmy Pipehorse, Idiotropiscis australe, in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Oct 2014,