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Solenostomus armatus Weber, 1913

Armored pipefish
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Philippines country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Murdy, E.O., C.J. Ferraris Jr., D.I. Hoese and R.C. Steene, 1981
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Common names from other countries

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Solenostomidae (Ghost pipefishes)
Etymology: Solenostomus: Greek, solen = tube + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Weber.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 95 m (Ref. 9829).   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Pacific: Southeast of Kyushu Islands, Japan to Arafura Sea, Indonesia and Australia; east tio Fiji. Also known from China.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9829)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-22; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 20 - 22; Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Total number of body plates is 33-35. Color and color patterns highly variable: most specimens in dark-color phase with dark red background overlaid with reticulated yellow to orange blotches; some in light-color phase of yellow to beige with few spots of darker pigment on body. Two large black spots present between first and third dorsal-fin spines (Ref. 9829). Long caudal peduncle and elongated caudal fin (Ref. 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur over muddy bottom. Females carry the eggs in their pelvic fins that are modified to form a brood pouch (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Pelvic fins of females are modified as brood pouch for the reception of the eggs (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Orr, J.W. and R.A. Fritzsche, 1993. Revision of the ghost pipefishes, family Solenostomidae (Teleostei: Syngnathoidei). Copeia 1993(1):168-182. (Ref. 9829)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 08 December 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.5 - 28.8, mean 27.6 (based on 414 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .