Stipecampus cristatus (McCulloch & Waite, 1918)
Ring-backed pipefish
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 Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
 Max. size:  22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 15 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found among brown and red algae in sheltered reef habitats. 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: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.02.98
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.11.08

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