Doryichthys deokhatoides (Bleeker, 1854)
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 Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
 Max. size:  18.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Laos and Thailand, Chao Phraya basin, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-35. Has 27-35 dorsal-fin rays; snout somewhat longer than the postorbital part of the head; 17-20 rings around the trunk and 28-34 around the tail; large dark spots above the lateral trunk ridge (not always distinct).
 Biology:  Usually associated with river stretches with slow current, among grasses, roots or shore vegetation (Ref. 27732). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 13.6 cm SL.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.94
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.10.11
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.94

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