Australian Museum Journal A new pygmy pipehorse (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Idiotropiscis) from eastern Australia

Shortform:
Kuiter, 2004, Rec. Aust. Mus. 56(2): 163–165
Author(s):
Kuiter, Rudie H.
Year published:
2004
Title:
A new pygmy pipehorse (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Idiotropiscis) from eastern Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
56
Issue:
2
Start page:
163
End page:
165
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1420
Language:
English
Date published:
07 July 2004
Cover date:
07 July 2004
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
07 July 2004
Available online:
07 July 2004
Reference number:
1420
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (11kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (223kb PDF)

Abstract

A new species of pygmy pipehorse, Idiotropiscis lumnitzeri, is described from a female and two male specimens collected in the Sydney region, New South Wales, Australia. It can be distinguished from its congeners, I. australe (Waite & Hale, 1921) and I. larsonae (Dawson, 1984), in having a shorter and more posteriorly positioned frontal ridge dorsally on the head, a very short trunk (slightly longer than head, versus clearly longer than head), and in having a longer snout (2.2-2.6 in head, versus 2.8-3.2 in I. australe and 3.7-3.8 in I. larsonae).

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