Penetopteryx nanus (Rosén, 1911)
Lost pipefish
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Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  3.23 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas. Isla de Pro videncia in western Caribbean (Ref. 26938).
Diagnosis:  Snout very short. Dorsal and pectoral fins only in very young (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 January 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 02.02.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.09.08

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