Heraldia nocturna  Paxton, 1975

Upside-down pipefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: Heraldia: From the Old german, xariwald = army rule (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 5316).   Temperate

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316)

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Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Geographe Bay, Western Australia to Terrigal, New South Wales.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in rocky reefs. Appear to feed nocturnally, and usually found swimming upside down in caves or under ledges during the day. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Males carry the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Males may be brooding at 6.3 cm SL.

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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. 90363)

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 = 1.0000   [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-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.