Bryx dunckeri (Metzelaar, 1919)
Pugnose pipefish
Bryx dunckeri
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Syngnathidae (Pipefishes and seahorses), subfamily: Syngnathinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to North Carolina, USA and Bermuda to the West Indies; extending to northern South America (Ref. 7251). Lesser Antilles (Ref. 26938).
Biology:  A semi-pelagic and insular species commonly found in shallow turtle-grass beds (Ref. 5521). 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: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.11.04
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.08.94

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