Vanacampus poecilolaemus

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Australian long-nosed pipefish
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Syngnathus poecilolaemus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Vanacampus
V. poecilolaemus
Binomial name
Vanacampus poecilolaemus
Peters 1868 [1]

Vanacampus poecilolaemus, also known as the Australian long-nosed pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] They can be found inhabiting seaweed and seagrass beds of estuaries along the southern coast of Australia including the northern coast of Tasmania.[2][3][4] Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as mysid shrimps.[5] Adults of this species can reach up to 30 cm in length.[2] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth to roughly 40-50 offspring.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R.; Rachinski, T. "Vanacampus poecilolaemus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 May 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. ^ Kuiter, R.H. (1993). Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.
  4. ^ Gomon, M.F.; Bray, D.J.; Kuiter, R.H. (2008). Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coast. Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Reed New Holland, Museum Victoria.
  5. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes, G.A. (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology. 72: 415–427.
  6. ^ Bray, D.J.; Thompson, V.J. "Vanacampus poecilolaemus". Museum of Australia.

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