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Syngnathus floridae  (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Dusky pipefish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Syngnathus: Greek, syn, symphysis = grown together + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 22 m (Ref. 26938), usually ? - 4 m (Ref. 26938).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 40°N - 8°N

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Western Atlantic: disjunct distribution from Bermuda and Chesapeake Bay (USA), including the northern Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, and the western Caribbean Sea (Ref. 37039), to Panama.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 27549)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 26-35. Preorbital bone appears as broad plate in front of eye (Ref. 26938).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Abundant in seagrass beds along coasts. Northern populations move offshore during colder months (Ref. 26938). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Feeds mostly on small grass shrimp and other small crustaceans (Ref. 93252).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205, 53335).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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