Syngnathus auliscus (Swain, 1882)
Barred pipefish
Syngnathus auliscus
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Santa Barbara Channel in southern California, USA to northern Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Usually found among vegetation in bays and estuaries, occasionally among floating Sargassum sp. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2016 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.12.04
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.07.94

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