Animal Species:Ringback Pipefish, Stipecampus cristatus (McCulloch & Waite 1918)
The Ringback Pipefish is an Australian endemic species.
The species can be recognised by its yellowish to brownish colouration with paler bars or blotches across the back.
It grows to about 25 cm in length.
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.
- 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.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 333.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology