Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathidae
(Pipefishes and seahorses) > Syngnathinae
Etymology: lumnitzeri: This species is named after A. Lumnitzer, who collected the type specimens.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 6 - 30 m (Ref. 54742). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54742)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 15-16. Superior trunk and tail ridges discontinuous; rings 11 + 43-44; subdorsal rings 2.5 + 1.5; head length 86-91% of trunk length, and angled ventrad approximately 25° from longitudinal axis of body; trunk length 18-20% TL; snout length 2.2-2.6 in HL; top of head with prominent, tall, frontal ridge. Coloration: white to dark grey wit brown to red blotches or irregular banding; sometimes uniformly burgundy-red. Fleshy appendages mostly red with grey branches or tips.
Southwestern Pacific: known from the Sydney region (Clovelly, Cronulla and Botany Bay) and Jervis Bay.
Found in semi-exposed rocky reefs, sparsely covered with bushy red-algae in which the species is extremely well camouflaged (Ref. 54742). Benthic species (Ref. 75154).
Kuiter, R.H., 2004. A new pygmy pipehorse (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Idiotropiscis) from eastern Australia. Rec. Aust. Mus. 56:163-165. (Ref. 54742)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .