glowtail pipefish

Scientific name Dunckerocampus chapmani
Descriptor Herald
Year of description 1953
IUCN category DD
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Dunckerocampus
Dunckerocampus chapmani Dunckerocampus chapmani

Introduction

Dunckerocampus chapmani, commonly known as glowtail pipefish, is a salt water fish from the Great Barrier Reef.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Shape
    Unclassifiable
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Shape
    Unclassifiable
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the glowtail pipefish ?

The glowtail pipefish measures between 8 and 9 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and blanc body. The also has rouge vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The glowtail pipefish is a fish living as a couple or alone naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous .

Although slightly territorial, the glowtail pipefish is a rather peaceful animal that generally behaves in a peaceful manner with other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare incubateur paternel (poche)

The glowtail pipefish is a fish ovipare incubateur paternel (poche). This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 8 m

Biotope presentation

The glowtail pipefish is most often found at a depth between 0m and 8m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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