Doryrhamphus bicarinatus Dawson, 1981
Narrowstripe pipefish
Doryrhamphus bicarinatus
photo by Bourjon, P.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Sodwana Bay, South Africa and Inhaca Island, Mozambique. More recently recorded from the Maldives (Ref. 30829).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 4-4
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 23 September 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.03.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.11.04

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