Cosmocampus elucens (Poey, 1868)
Shortfin pipefish
photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

 Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
 Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 345 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina (USA), Bermuda and the northern Gulf of Mexico to the Lesser Antilles (Ref. 5521) and Suriname.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Usually in shallow seagrass beds. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.11.04
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.08.94

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