miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015

Banded pipefish (Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus)


Banded pipefish (Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus)

This little fish is a species of fish in the Syngnathidae (seahorses and pipefish) family. It is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, Red Sea included. It has a straight, elongated body which reaches a maximum length of 19 cm. Similar to other seahorses and pipefishes, the male banded pipefish is equipped with a specialised brood pouch, rather than the female. The female deposits her eggs in the male’s pouch, where they develop. The male later gives birth.

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