Syngnathus dawsoni

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Syngnathus dawsoni
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Syngnathus
S. dawsoni
Binomial name
Syngnathus dawsoni
(Herald, 1969)
  • Micrognathus dawsoni Herald, 1969

Syngnathus dawsoni is a species of the pipefishes. It occurs in the central, western Atlantic in the Caribbean Sea from Puerto Rico to St. Lucia and has been recorded only from the east of the Mona Passage.[1] It is a marine tropical demersal fish. It is ovoviviparous; the male carries the fertilized eggs in a brood pouch located under his tail.[2] It has been captured at around 7 metres (23 ft) in shallow, inshore water but its habits and ecology are unknown.[1] The specific name honours Charles Eric Dawson who collected the type material and who recognised this species as different from the other Atlantic members of the family Syngnathidae.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Williams, J.T.; Brenner, J. & Pollom, R. (2015). "Syngnathus dawsoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T47153728A47461906. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T47153728A47461906.en.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Syngnathus dawsoni" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  3. ^ Herald, E. S. (1969). "A new pipefish from the Virgin Islands, Micrognathus dawsoni". Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Sciences. 73: 1–3.