Doryichthys heterosoma (Bleeker, 1851)
Doryichthys heterosoma
photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.

 Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
 Max. size:  34 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: known only from the Sambas River (west Kalimantan) and Natuna Islands in Indonesia.
 Biology:  May attain longer than maximum length. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.94
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.11.04
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.94

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