Vanacampus vercoi

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Verco's pipefish
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Syngnathus vercoi
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Vanacampus
V. vercoi
Binomial name
Vanacampus vercoi
Waite & Hale 1921[1]

Vanacampus vercoi, also known as Verco's pipefish is a species of marine fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae.[1] They can be found inhabiting seaweed and seagrass beds in addition to tidepools at depths between 2–4 meters from Spencer's Gulf to Encounter Bay, South Australia.[2][3] Their diet likely consists of small crustaceans such as amphipods and copepods.[4] Reproduction occurs through ovoviviparity in which the males brood eggs before giving live birth.[5]


  1. ^ a b Pollom, R. "Vanacampus vercoi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Pogonoski, J.J.; Pollard, D.A.; Paxton, J.R. (2002). Conservation overview and action plan for Australian threatened and potentially threatened marine and estuarine fishes. Australia: Environment Australia, Canberra, ACT.
  3. ^ Baker, J.; Sheperd, S.; Brown, A.; Crawford, H.; Muirhead, D. (2008). Uncommon and Cryptic Reef Fishes: Results of Pilot Surveys along Fleurieu Peninsula. Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.
  4. ^ Kendrick, A.J.; Hyndes, G.A. (2005). "Variations in the dietary compositions of morphologically diverse syngnathid fishes". Environmental Biology. 72: 415–427.
  5. ^ Dawson, C.E. (1985). Indo-Pacific Pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA: The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

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