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Microphis fluviatilis  (Peters, 1852)

Freshwater pipefish
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Microphis: Greek, mikros = small + greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335).

Medioambiente / Clima / Gama Ecología

; marino; agua dulce; salobre demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Africa: Sabaki River, Kenya to Coffee Bay, South Africa; also Madagascar. Reported from Zimbabwe (Ref. 13337).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 7248)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 60-69; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 4

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

It occurs in coastal rivers and streams (Ref. 4127) where it can be found in quiet water among vegetation (Ref. 30558) or in the vicinity of logs at river edges (Ref. 30558). It is ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). During mating the female passes eggs to the male and the eggs become fertilized as they pass into the pouch of the male (Ref. 30558). The male brood the eggs and larvae in an abdominal pouch (Ref. 7248, Ref. 30558). After about three weeks the pouch opens and the male gives birth to fully formed young (Ref. 30558). The young begin to feed soon and may take refuge in the male pouch if necessary (Ref. 30558). It probably feeds on minute invertebrate organisms such as crustaceans and insects (Ref. 30558).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Dawson, C.E., 1986. Syngnathidae. p. 445-458. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4281)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesquerías: pesquerías de subsistencia; Acuario: Comercial
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