Animal Species:Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse, Acentronura breviperula Fraser-Brunner & Whitley, 1949

Not all sources agree on the classification of Acentronura species.  Female Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse are slender and look like pipefish. Males have large bellies and look more like a seahorse. 

 

Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse, Acentronura breviperula

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Standard Common Name

Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse

Size range

It grows to about 5 cm in length.

Habitat

The species is usually seen in shallow waters (1 m - 20 m) on rubbly bottoms or in areas of sparse algal growth.

Classification

Species:
breviperula
Genus:
Acentronura
Family:
Syngnathidae
Order:
Gasterosteiformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1.  Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 333.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse, Acentronura breviperula, Syngnathidae, fishes, ichthyology, small, brown, belly, rubble, algae,