banded pipefish

Scientific name Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1853
IUCN category DD
Family Syngnathidae
Genus Dunckerocampus
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Introduction

Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus, commonly known as banded pipefish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Shape
    Unclassifiable
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Shape
    Unclassifiable
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the banded pipefish ?

The banded pipefish measures between 15 and 20 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and blanc body. The also has vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The banded pipefish is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the rocks. This species is carnivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the banded pipefish has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovovivipare

The banded pipefish is a fish ovovivipare.

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 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 56 m

Biotope presentation

The banded pipefish is most often found at a depth between 5m and 56m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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