Dunckerocampus chapmani Herald, 1953
Glowtail pipefish
Dunckerocampus chapmani
photo by Bajol, R.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Nerophinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 8 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: known only from the vicinity of Noumea, New Caledonia.
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 8 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 05 May 2016 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.02.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 16.04.15

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