Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    breviperula
    Genus
    Acentronura
    Family
    Syngnathidae
    Order
    Gasterosteiformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 5 cm in length.

Introduction

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. 

 

Habitat

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

References

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