Vanacampus phillipi (Lucas, 1891)
Port Phillip pipefish
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  18.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 24 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Albany and Cottesloe, Western Australia to Moruya Point, southern New South Wales.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in rock pools and estuaries. Found among vegetation. 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 9.35 cm SL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 November 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.12.04

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