Animal Species:Banded Pipefish, Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus (Bleeker, 1853)

The Ringed Pipefish can be recognised by its pattern of red to blackish bars.  In Australia, it occurs in marine tropical waters of Australia.

Banded Pipefish, Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus

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Standard Common Name

Banded Pipefish

Alternative Name/s

Ringed Pipefish

Identification

The Ringed Pipefish has red to blackish bars, a distinct caudal fin, and a very long snout.

Size range

The species grows to a maximum length of 18 cm.

Distribution

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Banded Pipefish specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The species lives in caves and crevices.

Classification

Species:
dactyliophorus
Genus:
Doryrhamphus
Order:
Gasterosteiformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Banded Pipefish, Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus, Syngnathidae, Red, Black, Long and Skinny, 10 cm - 30 cm, bands, marine, adult, white,