Solegnathus hardwickii (Gray, 1830)
Hardwicke's pipefish
Solegnathus hardwickii
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius. Western Pacific: South China Sea north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in the continental shelf. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.06.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.12.04

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