Kyonemichthys rumengani Gomon, 2007
Thread pipefish
photo by Adams, M.J.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  2.68 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 15 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Egypt, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-15. Description: Characterized by generally light brown color; absence of caudal fin; 10 caudal rays; continuous superior trunk and tail ridges; inferior trunk ridge ends near anal ring, generally obscured by swollen trunk; lateral trunk ridge confluent with inferior tail ridge; top of head and along mid-dorsal ridge of trunk with elongate appendages (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found on debris on mud and silt bottom having low, if any relief; individuals reluctant to leave the rock were these were first observed (Ref. 075145).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 October 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.08
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 22.07.13

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