Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Nerophinae
Etymology: Dunckerocampus: From Duncker, an ichthyologist and taxonomist that recognized four Gobiidae families (1928) + Gr, kampe = bent; naia: Name after the Fiji-based dive vessel Nai’a; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 15 - 40 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Pacific Ocean: Japan, Guam, Indoensia, Fiji and Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4. This species has the following characters: 17 + 19 rings; 20-21 dorsal fin rays; 3.5 subdorsal rings; 20 pectoral fin rays; head length 4.2-4.3 in SL; snout length 1.6-1.7 in HL; colour pattern with 24-31 alternating pale yellowish to white and maroon bars; caudal fin mainly red with broad white upper and lower margins (Ref. 77036).
Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205). Solitary or in pairs in caverns or under ledges in 15-40 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and R.H. Kuiter, 2004. Dunckeroncampus naia, a new pipefish (Pisces: Syngnathidae) from the Western Pacific. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9(1):1-6. (Ref. 77036)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 28.9, mean 27.7 °C (based on 98 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00085 (0.00032 - 0.00224), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .