Bulbonaricus brucei  Dawson, 1984

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Bulbonaricus: Latin, bulbus, -i = bulb + Latin, naricus = nose.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 5316).   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316)

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Western Indian Ocean: known only from Pangani, Maziwi Islands, Tanzania.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type material was collected amongst the coral Galaxea clavus. Males may be mature at 4.35 cm SL. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).

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Dawson, C.E., 1985. Indo-Pacific pipefishes (Red Sea to the Americas). The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. (Ref. 5316)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00056 (0.00025 - 0.00128), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.