Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus

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Double-ended pipefish
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Trachyrhamphus
T. bicoarctatus
Binomial name
Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus
Bleeker 1857[1]

Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus, also known as the double-ended pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae [1]. They can be found in reefs, seagrass beds, and sandy habitats throughout the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to New Caledonia and from Japan to Australia [2][3][4]. Males of this species are considered mature when they reach approximately 26 centimeters long, but adults can grow to be lengths of 40 centimeters [2]. Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which males brood eggs before giving live birth [5].


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. "Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  2. ^ a b Dawson, C.E. (1985). . Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  3. ^ Paulus, T. (1999). Syngnathidae The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific Volume 4 Bony Fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). Rome: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.
  4. ^ Allen, G.R.; Erdmann, M.V. (2012). Reef Fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia.: Tropical Reef Research.
  5. ^ Breder, C.M.; Rosen, D.E. (1966). Modes of reproduction in fishes. Neptune City, New Jersey: T.F.H. Publications.

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