Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Phyllopteryx: Greek, phyhllon = leaf + Greek, pteryx = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); dewysea: Named for Mary ‘Dewy’ Lowe, for her love of the sea and her support of seadragon conservation and research.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 50 - 72 m (Ref. 100032). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100032)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by its red colour, and pink vertical bars that extend halfway up the body to the lateral trunk ridges; it has 18 trunk segments; head crest without appendage; enlarged pectoral area; dorsally enlarged spine on trunk ring 11 that is pointed forward; a pair of enlarged ventral spines on rings 8 and 17; the body deepest on ring 12, behind dorsal spine; spines on lateral trunk ridge are not continuous with lateral tail ridges (Ref. 100032).
Occurs more offshore in slightly deeper waters; at 50+m with complex habitat of a mixed reef and sandy habitat with two paratypes collected from the continental shelf (Ref. 100032).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stiller, J., N.G. Wilson and G.W. Rouse, 2015. A spectacular new species of seadragon (Syngnathidae). R. Soc. Open Sci. 2(140458.):1-12. (Ref. 100032)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .