Stigmatopora narinosa

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Southern Gulf pipefish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Stigmatopora
Species:
S. narinosa
Binomial name
Stigmatopora narinosa
Browne and Smith 2007[1]

Stigmatopora narinosa, also known as the Southern Gulf pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] The species can be found in patches of seagrass and algae in the shallow waters of Spencer Gulf and the Gulf St. Vincent, South Australia.[2] Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as copepods and amphipods.[3] Adult males have been measured at lengths up to 11.3 centimeters.[2]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs from December to March before giving live birth.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carlyle, C.; Pollom, R. "Stigmatopora narinosa". IUCN Red List.
  2. ^ a b c Browne, R.K.; Smith, K. (2007). "A new pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa(Syngnathidae) from south Australia". Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria. 64: 1–6.
  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.

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