Animal Species:Southern Gulf Pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa Brown & Smith, 2007

The species appears to be confined to the gulfs of South Australia

Southern Gulf Pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa

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Standard Common Name

Southern Gulf Pipefish

Identification

The Southern Gulf Pipefish is grey-green above with reddish cross-bands.  It looks similar to the Spotted Pipefish, but males have a deeper, more compressed snout.

Size range

It grows to about 22 cm in length.

Habitat

It occurs in shallow (to 5 m) coastal areas of seagrass and brown algae.

Classification

Species:
narinosa
Genus:
Stigmatopora
Family:
Syngnathidae
Order:
Gasterosteiformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
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. Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 333.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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