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Phycodurus eques  (Günther, 1865)

Leafy seadragon
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ऐकटीनोप्टीरेजी (रेज़-फिन्नढ मछलियाँ) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Phycodurus: Greek, phykon = seaweed + Greek, dora = skin (Ref. 45335).

पर्यावरण / जलवायु / सीमा पारिस्थितिकी

; समुद्री प्रवाल-भित्ति संयुक्त; गैर प्रवासी; गहराई सीमा 4 - 30 m (Ref. 9002).   Temperate, preferred ?; 32°S - 39°S, 115°E - 140°E (Ref. 57011)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to southern Australia.

आकार / वज़न / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL पुल्लिंग / अलिंग; (Ref. 9002)

जीवविज्ञान     शब्द संग्रह (उदाहरणार्थ epibenthic)

Usually occur over sand patches close to reefs with kelp, feeding on mysids and other crustaceans. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). One of the most spectacular examples of camouflage: neither prey nor predators recognize it as a fish.

Life cycle and mating behavior परिपक्व अवधि | पुनरुत्पत्ति | मछलीऔ का अंडे देना | अंडे | Fecundity | लार्वा

About 250 eggs are incubated by males on the underside of the tail, where they are embedded in spongy tissue (Ref. 31838).

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Kuiter, R.H., 1993. Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press. Honolulu, Hawaii. 437 p. (Ref. 9002)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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