Histiogamphelus briggsii McCulloch, 1914
Briggs' pipefish
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  22.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from South Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Preferred habitat is uncertain. Some specimens have been dredged, others have been taken among loose seaweed and floating dead Zostera sp. Over fine sand bottom. 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 12.3 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 November 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.11.04

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