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Corythoichthys amplexus  Dawson & Randall, 1975

Brown-banded pipefish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Corythoichthys: Greek, korys, korythos = helmet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 31 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical, preferred ?; 35°N - 25°S

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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef. Record from the Mascarenes (Ref. 9408) is apparently erroneous (Ref. 33390).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 22-30; Raggi anali molli: 4.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 5.0-5.5 cm SL (Ref. 5316). Also found in lagoons and seaward reefs (Ref 90102).

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

Monogamous mating is observed as both obligate and genetic (Ref. 52881). Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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