Trachyrhamphus longirostris

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Long-head pipefish
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Trachyrhamphus longirostris]]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Trachyrhamphus
T. longirostris
Binomial name
Trachyrhamphus longirostris
Kaup 1856[1]

Trachyrhamphus longirostris, also known as the long-head pipefish or straightstick pipefish, is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] They can be found in muddy estuaries on the continental shelf throughout the Indo-Pacific from Eastern Africa to the Solomon Islands and Japan.[2][3] The diet of Trachyrhamphus longirostris likely consists of small crustaceans.[4] Adult individuals can grow to be approximately 33 centimeters in length.[2] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which males brood eggs before giving live birth.[2]


  1. ^ a b Austin, D.; Pollom, R. "Trachyrhamphus longirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.
  3. ^ Allen, G.R.; Erdmann, M.V. (2012). Reef Fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Tropical Reef Research.
  4. ^ Ryer, C.H.; Orth, R.J. (1987). "Feeding ecology of the Northern Pipefish, Syngnathus fuscus, in a seagrass community of the Lower Chesapeake Bay". Coastal Estuarine Research Federation. 10 (4): 330–336.

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