Southern Gulf Pipefish, <i>Stigmatopora narinosa</i> Click to enlarge image
A Southern Gulf Pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa, at Port Victoria, South Australia, 28 January 2013. Image: David Muirhead
© David Muirhead

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    narinosa
    Genus
    Stigmatopora
    Family
    Syngnathidae
    Order
    Syngnathiformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 22 cm in length.

Introduction

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

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.

Habitat

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

Distribution



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.