Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Acentronura: Greek, a = without + Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 48635). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4281)
Indo-West Pacific: northern Red Sea and Mozambique to Torres Straits and Queensland, Australia.
Typically found on small and sparse seagrass or algae that grow adjacent to reefs at shallow to moderate depths. Usually found in pairs (Ref. 48635). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
Dawson, C.E., 1986. Syngnathidae. p. 445-458. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00056 (-0.18532 - 0.18645), b=3.11 (3.01 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .