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Microphis aculeatus  (Kaup, 1856)

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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Microphis: Greek, mikros = small + greek, ophis = serpent (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina; sötvatten; brackvatten bottenlevande; pH range: 7.5 - 8.2; dH range: 20 - 30.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?

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Africa: Dakar, Senegal to the vicinity of Ambrizette, Angola (Ref. 4127).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 4509)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 41-51; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 2 - 3. Diagnosis: extremely elongate; tubular snout; tail shorter than head and trunk; body encased by bony plates or rings; 19-21 bony rings before, 22-24 behind, anus; anal and caudal fins present; dorsal fin beginning on trunk, extending mainly over tail; brood pouch of males on underside of trunk (Ref. 57226).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Occurs in coastal rivers, streams and estuaries (Ref. 4127). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Eggs are attached to a kind of brood pouch, formed by two skin folds on the belly of the male (Ref. 13371).

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Dawson, C.E., 1986. Syngnathidae. p. 281-287. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 4127)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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