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/The Conscientious Aquarist

Of Leafy Dragons, Pipefishes, Seahorses;  Family Syngnathidae. Pipefishes, part 2

To: part I, part III

 

By Bob Fenner

 

Genus Cosmocampus:

Cosmocampus elucens (Poey 1868), the Shortfin Pipefish. Trop. W. Atlantic. To 15 cm.  Cozumel 08.

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Cosmocampus sp. One of twenty or so species of Pipefishes in the Tropical West Atlantic. This one off of St. Thomas. 

Genus Doryrhamphus:

Doryrhamphus baldwini (Herald & Randall 1972), Redstripe Pipefish. Hawaiian endemic. Often found in dark caves in small aggregations of a few adults. A facultative cleaner.. To 5" in length. Hawai'i image. 


Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus (Bleeker 1853), Ringed Pipefish. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea, east Africa to Samoa. To 7 3/4" in length. A common offering in the pet-fish interest. Do buy tank bred specimens. Wild ones fare poorly. Aquarium and N. Sulawesi images. 


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Doryrhamphus janssi (Herald & Randall 1972), Janss' Pipefish. Western Central Pacific. To 14 cm. in length. Aquarium image, House of Fins 2012. 

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Doryrhamphus pessuliferus (Fowler 1938), another Ringed (Orange) Pipefish. Philippines; the Sulu Archipelago. To eight inches in length. Aquarium image. 

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Genus Dunckerocampus:

Dunkerocampus dactyliophorus (Bleeker 1783), the Ringed Pipefish. To 17 cm. Indo- W. Pacific; Red Sea to P.I. Here in S. Leyte 2013

Dunkerocampus pessuliferus Fowler 1938, the Yellowbanded Pipefish. To 16 cm. E. Indo- W. Central Pacific; Here in S. Leyte 2013


Halicampus macrorhynchus Bamber 1915, the Ornate Pipefish. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea to the Solomons, Indonesia. To 18 cm. in length. N. Sulawesi photos. 


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Haliichthys taeniophorus Gray 1859, the Ribboned Pipefish. Indo-Pacific; Indonesia to Irian Jaya, Queensland. To 30 cm. in length. Dallas World Aq. photo.  http://fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?ID=10250&genusname=Haliichthys&speciesname=taeniophorus

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