Corythoichthys flavofasciatus (Rüppell, 1838)
Network pipefish
Corythoichthys flavofasciatus
photo by Rusconi, G.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 25 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 33390) to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia (Ref. 33390) and the Austral Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-36
Biology:  Found among algal-matted rock and living corals of lagoon and seaward reefs from the low tide line to a depth of 25 m or more. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Feeds on small invertebrates particularly copepods (Ref. 89972).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 March 2016 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.06.92
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 08.10.14

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