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Corythoichthys benedetto  Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Benedetto's pipefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Corythoichthys: Greek, korys, korythos = helmet + Greek, ichtys = fish (Ref. 45335);  benedetto: Named for Benedetto Craxi, former Prime Minister of Italy.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 20 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 5°S - 9°S, 114°E - 146°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74959); 6.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-25; Anal soft rays: 4. This species is distinguished by the following characters: Rings 15 + 37-38 = 52-53; D rays 24-25; subdorsal rings 5-6; pectoral fin rays 13-14; head length (HL) 8.6-8.8 in SL; snout length 2.5-2.7 in HL; body pattern generally consists of a series of 12 narrow white bars, each preceded by much broader, red bar punctuated with variable-sized white ocelli; caudal fin is red with broad, white posterior margin (Ref. 74959).

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Indo-West Pacific: Thailand and Myanmar; from Bali and southern Sulawesi, Indonesia westward to northern Papua New Guinea south to Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually encountered solitarily or in small groups containing up to 4 individuals on sheltered reefs in the vicinity of Triton Bay at depths of about 5-20 m. It was often seen on algal-covered rocky surfaces, but on one occasion was found among the branches of an unidentified gorgonian sea fan. The brood pouch is found immediately behind the anal fin and occupies the ventral surface of the first 10 tail rings (one pouch contained 34 ripe eggs with diameter ca 0.7 mm (Ref. 74959).

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2008. Corythoichthys benedetto, a new pipefish (Pisces:Syngnathidae) from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(3-4):121-126.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00049 (0.00021 - 0.00115), b=3.12 (2.92 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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) .