Syngnathus californiensis Storer, 1845
Kelp pipefish
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 Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
 Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 15 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Bodega Bay in northern California, USA to southern Baja California, Mexico.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found in kelp beds, rarely in bays (Ref. 2850). 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. - 13.12.04
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.07.94

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