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Micrognathus brevicorpus  Fricke, 2004

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Micrognathus brevicorpus
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Micrognathus: Greek, mikros = small + greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335);  brevicorpus: Name from the Latin 'brevis' meaning short and 'corpus' for trunk; referring to its relatively short trunk with low number of trunk rings..   More on author: Fricke.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 2 m (Ref. 75989).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Pacific: New Caledonia, apparently has a wider distribution in the area.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 75989); 4.9 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

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

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Fricke, R., 2004. Review of the pipefishes and seahorses (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) of New Caledonia, with descriptions of five new species. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturkd., Ser. A Nr. 668:1-67. (Ref. 75989)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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