Siphonognathus beddomei (Johnston, 1885)
Pencil weed whiting
Pencil weed whiting,  Beddome's rock whiting,  Long-nose weed whiting,  Pygmy rock whiting,  Pygmy whiting,  Slender weed whiting
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Family:  Odacidae (Cales and weed-whitings)
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Perth, Western Australia to Wilsons Promontory, Victoria; including Tasmania.
Biology:  Common on rocky reefs with thick growths of brown macroalgae at depths of 10 m; also in areas of only moderate wave action.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Wilsons Promontory, Victoria to Perth (32°00'S), Western Australia. Also found off Flinders Island and the Furneaux Group (148°00'E) and in the Derwent Estuary on the east coast of Tasmania.

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.03.95
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.15
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.03.95

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