Micrognathus brevicorpus Fricke, 2004
photo by Fricke, R.

 Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
 Max. size:  7.32 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4.92 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 2 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: New Caledonia, apparently has a wider distribution in the area.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: dorsal fin rays 20-24; pectoral fin rays 10-14; body rings 14-17 + 29-32 (total 44-49); subdorsal rings 5.5-7 total; snout length 2.6-2.9 in head length, its depth 6.1-7.0 in snout length; long postorbital dermal flap, longer than eye diameter (Ref. 75989).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.11.08

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