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.
Standard Common Name
Shortpouch Pygmy Pipehorse
It grows to about 5 cm in length.
The species is usually seen in shallow waters (1 m - 20 m) on rubbly bottoms or in areas of sparse algal growth.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2009. Seahorses and their relatives. Aquatic Photographics. Pp. 333.
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