Animal Species:Ringback Pipefish, Stipecampus cristatus (McCulloch & Waite 1918)

The Ringback Pipefish is an Australian endemic species.

Ringback Pipefish, Stipecampus cristatus

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Standard Common Name

Ringback Pipefish

Identification

The species can be recognised by its yellowish to brownish colouration with paler bars or blotches across the back.

Size range

It grows to about 25 cm in length.

Distribution

Bass Strait to South Australia.

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.

Stipecampus cristatus

Classification

Species:
cristatus
Genus:
Stipecampus
Family:
Syngnathidae
Order:
Gasterosteiformes
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.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 333.


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