Animal Species:Brushtail Pipefish, Leptoichthys fistularius Kaup, 1853

The Brushtail Pipefish is one of the largest species of pipefish in Australia. As its name implies, adults have large tails.

Brushtail Pipefish, Leptoichthys fistularius

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Standard Common Name

Brushtail Pipefish

Size range

It grows to about 65 cm in length.

Distribution

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

Leptoichthys fistularius

Classification

Species:
fistularius
Genus:
Leptoichthys
Family:
Syngnathidae
Order:
Gasterosteiformes
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gomon, M.F., Bray, D. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 2008. The Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Reed New Holland. Pp. 928.
  2. 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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